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Sprouts Are Back!

I was scared and disappointed a couple of years ago when a recall on sprouts due to Salmonella made a number of people very sick, leading to a ban on the selling of them. Well, sprouts are back with varieties that are new to me.

The popularity of sprouted seeds, nuts, beans and grains has risen in recent years, perhaps due to the increasing interest in vegetarianism.

Sprouts are very low in calories, have an earthy texture and sometimes, crunch. Because they are so easily digested, it is believed that sprouted versions of seeds, nuts, beans and grains are higher in protein, vitamins and minerals. Continue reading

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Tasty Alternatives to Grain for Your Daily Fiber

We all know that fiber is important in preventing constipation, lowering cholesterol and reducing risk of some chronic diseases.  But, if you are following The Paleo or Atkins diets, or you have been diagnosed with Celiac’s disease or gluten-intolerance, how do you include fiber in your food plan without consuming grains?  Continue reading

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