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A Primer On Grains

by admin on January 5, 2017 · 0 comments

Grains have been a staple in the human diet since man first started to cultivate crops. We are encouraged to eat whole grains whenever possible. Beside wheat, how much do you know about grains? Amaranth – is considered a supergrain because it is rich in all the essential amino acids needed to make protein. It … Read More

Brian Wansink, PhD from Cornell focuses his research on what drives people to make food choices. In a recent study he looked at 6 to 8 year old kids eating at a fast food restaurant. The children were given either apples slices or French fries with their meal. For one group French fries were the default … Read More

Why Do Fruits Brown?

by admin on August 18, 2016 · 0 comments

Inside the cells of fresh peaches, apples, pears and bananas (and even potatoes) are phenolic compounds and enzymes, like polyphenol oxidase (PPO). When peeled or cut open, the PPO in the cells is exposed to oxygen and it causes a reaction known as enzymatic browning. This reaction converts the plant phenols to a brown pigment … Read More

Alcohol: Health in a Bottle

by admin on January 22, 2005 · 0 comments

Over the last few months many of you have asked us about alcohol. Here are our answers. Is drinking alcohol healthy for me? Yes and no. There is no question that too much leads to trouble. Alcohol acts as a depressant in the brain and central nervous system. It damages cells and increases the risk … Read More