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    Think Refined Grains are Bad for You? Think Again!

    Most likely you’ve heard someone say, “I’ve cut all refined and processed foods, including white bread, from my diet.” Considering the definition of refined means “free from impurities, fastidious, or cultivated,” it’s curious that refined grains have taken on a negative connotation. What if removing refined grains was not necessary for good health and could ...
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    White Bread Just as Healthy as Whole Bread

    Although many people claim that white bread is a poor nutritional option, recent research in Israel has found that the “always healthy” whole bread, is not. A new study found that both versions are equally good and nutritious. Weizmann Institute scientists tested 20 study participants were divided into two groups and asked to consume large quantities ...
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    What is the Best Time of the Day to Consume Bread?

    Each meal has its nutritional necessities and the good news is that you can eat bread at any time of the day!  Breakfast: At breakfast we need to stock our bodies with the fuel it requires for our daily activities. School-age children, office workers, and sportspersons should pay particular attention to consuming adequate amounts of carbohydrates in ...
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    Take Your Pleasure for the Sandwiches to Another Level

    Here some sophisticated proposals Famous chef Bill Granger Cringer recalls that the Strasbourg sandwich was a staple as a child: Tomato sauce and butter on sliced white bread. “Is not it terrible?” He says grinning. He remembers his Greek friend perching alongside him in the schoolyard devouring crusty-bread sandwiches filled with fried eggplant and tzatziki. ”At the ...
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    School Lunch Sandwich

    Children require adequate sustenance in order to fulfill their potential. Hunger, tiredness, and nutrient deficiencies may pose as obstacles to their academic performance. A sandwich is perfect for school lunches because it is a tasty, handy, and versatile food item. The whole cereal grains in bread are a source of complex carbohydrates, fiber, and amino acids. ...
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    Removing Gluten from our Diet Only Provides Temporary Solutions

    Easy diets, miracle cures, self-medication and charlatanism are some of the triggers for people to have entered a trend that points to gluten as the cause of many of the digestive disorders that people suffer;however, eliminating it from a diet without being diagnosed can only mean an ephemeral solution that can bring with it new ...
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    Removing Bread from the Diet May Cause Nutritional Deficiencies and a Lack of Energy

    Contrary to what many people believe, eliminating certain foods from the diet may bring more negative consequences than health benefits. A clear example of this is the consumption of bread, which supplies a great variety of nutrients for the body and provides energy to stay active throughout the day. Removing bread from a meal plan while ...
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    Removing Bread from Diet Might Not Be the Answer

    By Rocío Río de la Loza, Health Coach Did you know that by eliminating bread you are not necessarily eliminating gluten from your diet? Gluten is a naturally occurring protein present in wheat, rye, and barley and their derived products. According to the Celiac Disease Foundation, gluten may be found in: Whole grain kernels Flour Cookie ...
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    How to Choose the Healthiest Bread

    There are an infinite number of breads, each one is different and has the necessary health properties for each type of person. Follow these five steps to choose the healthiest bread for you! Understand the label: The first step is to learn to read the nutritional information labelpaying attention to the following data: 1. PORTION: Identifies the size of ...
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    For Good Digestion: Bread

    Bread benefits the digestive system in many ways; from promoting a good intestinal transit to the treatment of hemorrhoids.  Whole grain bread is good for the digestive system particularly for the following two reasons: It contains large amounts of dietary fiber, soluble and insoluble, which prevents many gastrointestinal conditions. It is a natural prebiotic that encourages ...
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    Five Health Benefits of Eating Bread

    Bread is one of the most ancient forms of prepared foods by human groups. Throughout history, especially after the industrialization of bread making, it has taken a few hits from the health and wellness community, most recently by the low-carb diet and then the gluten-free trend. However, bread is still a staple food in diverse ...
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    Eating Whole Grains Prolongs Life

      The English proverb “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” sums up the importance of healthy eating, but, are we aware that our food makes the difference between life and death? A study by the Harvard School of Public Health reveals that consumption of whole grains could reduce the risk of mortality by up to ...
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    Eating Bread has Great Health Benefits

    Although it is often mistakenly suppressed from eating the moment a diet to lose weight is initiated, bread is one of the foods that make up the Mediterranean Diet, possibly the most balanced diet in the world, and it is recommended consumption of an integral ration for food. If you are a person who does not ...
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    Eat Bread and… Lose Weight!

    There are many people who choose not to include bread in their weight loss diets. However, nutritionists tell us that is a big mistake since bread contains fiber and carbohydrates which are necessary in a healthy and balanced diet. Further, medical and nutrition specialists have revealed something really interesting: you can eat bread and lose weight ...
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    Do You Know the Mediterranean Diet and its Health Benefits?

      The Mediterranean diet was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2010 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It has been awarded such recognition because it involves “a set of skills, knowledge, rituals, symbols and traditions concerning crops, harvesting, fishing, animal husbandry, conservation, processing, cooking, and particularly the sharing and consumption of food”. The ...
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    Do Not Be Afraid of Carbs, They Can Save Your Life.

    Carbohydrates help cardiovascular health Many times when starting a diet some of the foods that are immediately eliminated are those that contain carbohydrates; However, it is important to differentiate those with low glycemic index, such as those found in whole grains, and those derived from sugars; The first ones are beneficial to health, while the latter ...
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    Carbohydrates for a Healthy Life

    Contrary to common belief, carbohydrates are not exclusive to sugary, drinks, tempting desserts, or grain foods, but are present in many other healthy items including dried beans, carrots, berries, cauliflower, quinoa, milk, and yogurt. A carbohydrate is a macronutrient, a type of food that we need in large quantities in order to live, and it constitutes ...
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    Bread Nourishes Us Like No Other Food

    Although it is often mistakenly suppressed from eating the moment a diet to lose weight is initiated, bread is one of the foods that make up the Mediterranean Diet, possibly the most balanced diet in the world, and it is recommended consumption of an integral ration for food. If you are a person who does not ...
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    Bread is Not Bad for Your Health, This is Just a Myth

    According to the University of Harvard, whole wheat bread is made with flour that contains the three parts of the grain which makes it a nutrient dense food: Bran: rich in dietary fibre, minerals, and B complex vitamins. Endosperm: rich in carbohydrates which provide energy and some plant based proteins. Germ: rich in beneficial oils, minerals, ...
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    Bread is Great for Relieving Constipation

    Constipation is one of the suffering associated with modern life,it is not properly considered a disease and becomes difficult to identify. Children, elderly and pregnant women can suffer it; and can be temporary or chronic. The specialists catalog it according to the number of evacuations per week, for example, if you have less than three you ...
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    Bread in an Athlete’s Diet

    Athletes can find that bread is an excellent source of carbohydrates to help complement their diet and exercise regime. To make the most of all the benefits that exercise offers it is recommended that you adopt a nutrition plan suitable for athletes, which would allow you to: – Optimize your physical performance – Train in the most ...
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    Bread Fights Cholesterol and Promotes Cardiovascular Health

    Over the past few years, bread has surprised scientists for the many health benefits it provides, overcoming the myths that state the contrary. The truth is that within a well-balanced diet, which includes foods from all groups, bread supplies carbohydrates and great amounts of fiber, helping with digestion and combatting bad cholesterol, which in turn ...
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    All the Benefits of Fiber and Carbohydrates Present in the Bread

    Many people avoid the intake of some carbohydrates in order to achieve a better control of body weight, however, in general, they ignore all their energy contributions to the body and the proper functioning of our cells, tissues and organs. The American Diabetes Association describes that carbohydrates are divided into three main types: starches, sugars and ...
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    Benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

    Foods like whole grains and extra virgin olive oil constitute the base of the Mediterranean Diet, which has been historically associated with longevity and good health.Learn the key ingredients to live a long, happy, and healthy ...
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    A Diet Rich in Fiber Fights Cholesterol

    Despite the myths, in recent years bread has surprised scientists because of the many benefits it brings to health.Bread provides fiber and carbohydrates, favors good digestion, fights bad cholesterol and prevents cardiovascular diseases, so it must be present in a daily diet in which in addition to include other foods from the Eat Healthfully Plate. According ...
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    Are You Lacking Nutrients in Your Diet?

    Feeling cold and tired at all times? Whole wheat bread contains nutrients that you may be lacking! Signs and symptoms of a poor diet: Malnutrition refers to a deficiency of macro and micro nutrients as well as an excess or imbalance of these.The World Health Organization(WHO) explains that undernutrition and obesity can coexist in the same community ...
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    A Slice of White Bread Provides the Same Calories as an Apple

    White bread can be an excellent source of nutrients with very few calories. Gone is the myth that eating bread can cause health problems, on the contrary, more and more benefits are added. Did you know that a slice of white bread brings the same calories as an apple? That’s right, both foods, in addition to ...
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    Benefits of Carbohydrates During Exercise

       Many foods, including whole grain bread, supply energy for an exercise routine and help us staying healthy and fit. Carbohydrates provide energy for the muscles: When we engage in moderate physical activity or practice our favorite sport the muscles around the skeleton use a simple carbohydrate called “glucose” as energy in order to perform the required movements. ...
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    Building-A-Better Sandwich in Children Study

    Each year we celebrate the sandwich; to be exact, November 3, 2017 is National Sandwich Day. The sandwich was popularized in the 1700s by the 4th Earl of Sandwich, (Sandwich is a medieval town in southeast England in the county of Kent.) The legend goes that the Earl asked for a hunk of beef between ...
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    Adults Sources of Nutrients

    Everyone is on the hunt for the latest superfood, yet sometimes nutrient-rich foods are hiding in plain sight. Health professionals agree that it is the total diet that is important and all foods fit to contribute to our health at every age. A tasty, healthy, and enjoyable pattern of eating is the goal for all ...
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    The vital role of grains in the American diet

    The Vital Role of Grains in the American Diet

    Grains play an important role in the American diet, providing much-needed nutrients, such as folate, fiber and vitamin E. In today’s crowded media landscape, between fad diets and the ever-growing gluten-free craze, it is easy for consumers to become confused about the role of grain foods in the diet.
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    Folic Acid

    Folic Acid Plays Vital Role in Babies’ Health

    Each year, more than four million women in America give birth and 2,600 infants are born with neural tube defects. While there are simple preventative steps women can take, Americans are generally unaware of the impact that diet, specifically enriched grains, has on pregnancy and infant health.
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    Folic Acid

    One Mom Shares Her Story

    When my husband and I decided it was time to start our family, I did my best to ensure a healthy pregnancy long before I became pregnant. I read books and message boards, cut back on unhealthy foods and habits and visited my doctor, who prescribed a prescription prenatal vitamin and healthy diet rich in ...
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    Lifelong Brain Health

    Women’s Wellness: Lifelong Brain Health

    As a girl grows to become a woman, her nutritional needs keep changing. Her body grows and changes, as does her brain. If she becomes pregnant, and afterward, her nutritional needs undergo enormous shifts. And in menopause, they change yet again. All of these are governed by her hormones and her level of physical activity, ...
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    Grains and the Developing Brain

    Nutrition and the Developing Brain

    The development of the human brain is an amazing process that begins as early as the first six or seven days of life. At this point, the fertilized egg has grown to several thousand cells, morphing into an embryo.
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    Fueled by Carbohydrates

    Healthy Body, Healthy Mind – Both Fueled By Carbohydrates

    Thomas Jefferson advocated that “a strong body makes a mind strong.” At the time, those words could best be described as an opinion based on experience.
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    Reduce Cognitive Decline

    Diets with Balanced Carbohydrates Proven to Reduce Cognitive Decline

    While there are (and always will be) a never-ending slew of fad diets making a spectrum of claims, there are recent ones that suggest carbohydrates cause of cognitive problems and may even lead to various types of dementia.
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    Making Healthy Choices

    It’s All About You: Using Dietary Guidelines to Make Healthy Choices

    Getting into healthy eating and exercise habits is all about you taking charge. See how dietary and activity guidelines can help you make a plan for success.
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    5 Simple Steps for Healthy Living

    5 Simple Steps for Healthy Living: Practical Ideas to Keep Your Body Strong and Fit

    When it comes to building healthy habits, there always seems to be a challenge we must overcome. Whether it’s hunger, lack of will power or simply not having enough time, making the right choices can be difficult.
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    5 More Tips for Feeling Great

    5 More Tips for Feeling Great: Practical Ideas to Keep Your Body Strong and Fit

    When it comes to building healthy habits, there always seems to be one challenge or another. Whether it’s hunger, lack of will power, or simply not having enough time, making the right choices can be difficult.
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    The Journey to a Healthier You

    The Journey to a Healthier You

    Getting into healthy eating and exercise habits is all about you taking charge. See how dietary and activity guidelines can help you make a plan for success with these helpful tips from The Dietary Guidelines Alliance.
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    Eating Healthy for Diabetes

    Eating Healthy for Diabetes

    People with diabetes “deserve” the right to eat healthfully along with everyone else. Yet, it often happens that the diets recommended to persons with diabetes do not promote healthy eating.
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