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Millet Nutrition Facts

Why You Should Eat Millet A great heart healthy grain like oats Reduces the severity of asthma Reduces the frequency of migraine headaches. Lowers blood pressure Reduces the risk of heart attacks Great source of fiber –  lowers risk of type 2 diabetes, helps prevent gallstones, helps prevent breast cancer, fills you up sooner and […]

Oats Nutrition Facts

Why You Should Eat Oats Oats contain a specific type of fiber that lowers cholesterol and lower cholesterol means healthier arteries! Helps to keep blood sugar levels stable Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes Antioxidants in oats protect LDL cholesterol (the good kind) which aid in a healthy cardiovascular system Lowers the risk of […]

Whole Wheat Nutrition Facts

Why You Should Eat Whole Wheat Whole wheat is a great source of fiber and therefore helps with all of the following: prevents gallstones lowers the risk of developing the Metabolic Syndrome – obesity, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes keeps you regular lowers the risk of breast cancer in women helps […]

Quinoa Nutrition Facts

Why You Should Eat Quinoa Named a “super crop” by the United Nations because of its high nutrition Has more protein than any other grain – up to 20 percent protein, compared with 7.5 percent for rice, 9.9 percent for millet, and 14 percent for wheat Is a complete protein; contains all 9 essential amino […]

Instant Oatmeal vs. Whole Oats

A lot of people eat instant oatmeal – it’s quick, cheap, pre-flavored (usually), and fills the shelves in the breakfast aisle of your local mega-mart. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of nutrition in those thin flakes. Here’s a great story from the famous ultra-light backpacker, Ray Jardine, in his classic backpacking book Beyond Backpacking: I […]

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