Refined - Enriched - Whole Grain - Multigrain: What's the difference?
"Enriched" sounds like it would be a good thing, right? Well, when it comes to grains, it's not.
Enriching a grain is an attempt to replace some of the nutrients taken
out during refining. Refining grains extends their shelf life, but the
bran and germ of the grain are removed during the process — and with
them, almost all the fiber, vitamins, and minerals found in a
whole-grain kernel. The B vitamins — thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic
acid — and the iron that are removed during processing have to be
restored to make the product "enriched.
1. Pesticides in the Food ChainThe facts:
While not a
main point of the Stanford study, researchers did conclude that organic
food contained significantly lower levels of pesticide residues,
something previous research suggests could help protect kids from autism
and ADHD, among other ills. United States Department of Agriculture
testing routinely finds pesticide residues considered unsafe for
children on conventionally grown—not organic—produce samples, including
apples, peaches, plums, pears, grapes, blueberries, strawberries, and
I love passing on great articles & this one is worth passing on. It busts the myth that cardio is best way to loose weight....Thanks Jillian Michaels
Q:Why does my online workout program consist of
just one day of pure cardio and four days of weight training? Although I
love weight training, I've always thought it's the cardio that really
helps a woman like me lose the weight. Why so little pure cardio?
A:Okay — I love dispelling this myth. Resistance
training when done in circuits with cardio intervals is the best way to
lose weight for the following reasons:
Want to burn the most calories
possible every time you work out?
Jillian Michaels breaks down a
three-pronged plan to ultimate fitness.
We’re all crunched for time, so squeezing in a daily workout — even
a quick one — can be a real challenge. That’s why everyone wants to get
the biggest bang — and burn the most calories — out of each workout. I
get it. But a quickie is NOT going to cut it.
Sure, there are some studies that’ll tell you that working out for
ten minutes in the morning, ten minutes at lunch, and ten minutes at
night is just as good as working out for a solid 30 minutes, but that’s
A friend and I were talking about childhood obesity the other day & thinking about all of the things that have changed since we were growing up. Things that have definitely been contributing factors to the obesity rates in children rising so dramatically over the last 2 decades.
-We walked to school. (most of us)
-We had gym class.
-We rode our bikes everywhere. (To the community pool, where we stayed all day w/out checking in.)
-There weren't SO many fast food restaurants & eating out was a treat not something we did SEVERAL times a week.