Tag Archives: whole grains

Super grain, Farro-its nutty and delicious!

photo(63)Farro is a new grain I have discovered. I made this photo(64)delicious dish with snap peas today.
“What once was old is new again” is so true with all the ancient grains which are tasty and nutritious additions to our meals.
Some say Farro is the original ancestor of all wheat species.
In ancient Rome, farro was a staple food. Today it is still widely used in Italy and has been grown for generations by Tuscan farmers.
Farro can be used in stews, salads and casseroles.

One picture shows the cooked grain before I made the dish.

The Magic of Fiber

High Fiber foods
High Fiber foods

The Magic of Fiber
When we think of fiber we think of bran or Metamucil, something that prevents constipation.
We have to change that thinking.
Fiber is actually a vital nutrient which is present in natural plant foods like vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Its deficiency can lead to major health problems like hemorrhoids, varicose veins, diabetes and cancer.
Fiber fills you up mechanically so you feel full when you consume it. It is very low in calories so it is an ideal nutrient- dense food.

To know more about the benefits of a fiber rich diet, see the following link:

http://www.vegsource.com/joel-fuhrman-md/eat-fiber-rich-foods-now-not-later.html

Oil, Fat and Cholesterol

Today we are bombarded by a variety of ‘low fat’ food products and we easily fall prey to it. In spite of knowing that fat is bad for health we do not try hard to avoid it. Too much fat makes the body produce more cholesterol. This extra cholesterol leads to plaque

English: Olives in olive oil.
Olives in olive oil.

formation and blockage of arteries. This is a slow process which takes place over decades. Continue reading Oil, Fat and Cholesterol