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Good Health Food – About healthy eating habits, including infromation on organic food and natural food, with tips on finding and preparing healthy foods.

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Whole Wheat Crackers

If you go to the store and buy a box of Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers, you’ve got real health food crackers made with all grain goodness, right? Wrong! Remember, it has to say 100% Whole Wheat if you want whole grain. As it turns out, each 15-gram serving of crackers only has 5-grams of whole grain. In other words, Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers are really made of more refined white flour than whole wheat.

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Ways to Use Barley

Barley’s a pretty versatile whole grain food, and a healthy ingredient in soups, stews, casseroles, salads and stir-fry, besides eating it as a hot cereal, or using it as a baking ingredient for cookies, muffins and breads. Pearl barley makes a great addition to soup.

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White Wheat – Whole Grain or Scam?

I’ll have to admit, the first time I saw “White Wheat” on the label, I thought it was just another marketing ploy. Turns out I was wrong about that. (It happens.) Nutritionally, the different wheats are identical, with all types having some variations due to growing conditions. The darker color of traditional “red” wheat is caused by […]

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