I’ll be so glad when the paleo diet and its ilk go out of vogue, though if the Atkins diet is any indication these sort of fad diet ideas have a way of hanging around for a while. The most recent round of anti-grain grumblings comes from cardiologist William Davis, who calls modern wheat “a perfect, chronic poison” that causes diabetes, inflammation, hypertension and heart disease. More
There’s been a lot of talk about lesser-known supergrains lately, like farro and freekeh. But it’s got me wondering about the more traditional ones–you know, the ones you can get in almost any bulk section. If you live somewhere where your choices are limited to, say, rice and couscous, how do you pick? Which grain is healthiest? More
Freekeh. It totally sounds like some kind of dance craze, doesn’t it? But it’s actually a super nutritious grain that’s gaining popularity in the health food world. Billed as “the new quinoa,” freekeh (pronounced free-ka) is basically durum wheat that’s been harvested when the grains are still young and green. The still-moist kernels are then set on fire, roasted and rubbed against one another, which gives freekeh its distinct, smoky, nutty flavor. More
Stylin’ Smoothies: Smoothie recipes with nuts and grains to make you feel fuller longer, from the New York Times.
The USDA Food Pyramid has long been a reminder of the ideal diet, outlining the government-recommended servings of grains, vegetables, fruits, milk, meat, and beans. But proportions have changed in recent years – the newest version, MyPyramid, above, places a … More