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Refined Carbohydrates lead to many health issues.

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 Reference: Dr. Joel Furhrman, noted author and physician.   He starts his lastest article like I start most of my nutritional programs.  "Intact carbohydrates - such as whole grains and starchy vegetables - are more healthy than refined carbohydrates like white rice and white flour products, since they are stripped of micronutrients and fiber during processing." What I like about the Glycemic Exchanges is it looks at the whole picture of food not just the grams of carbohydrates.  If you eat food with purpose, packed with high fiber (carbs) and add protein to balance it out.  A little sugar to...

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A Carb Another Name

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 What do white bread, fresh spinach, garbanzo beans and crispy carrots have in common? Believe it or not, they are all sources of carbohydrates! Did that word raise any red flags for you? Because everything you’ve heard about carbs is bad news? Then get ready for a major paradigm shift! The good news is: not all carbohydrates are bad. There are, of course, empty carbs everywhere you look—white bread, white rice, crackers, etc.—but there also exists a wealth of potential energy and vibrancy in the goodcarbohydrates that you’ll find in legumes, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. What separates the good from...

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Wheat Free is a Daily Headlines Across Country

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Wheat Free is a Daily Headlines Across Country

Why is this a headline?  The answer is quite simple: bleached wheat flour is harming every level of society. We add it to so many food items as a thickener, an agent to keep cereals and other snack foods from sticking to equipment. Not to mention we bake everything with it: breads, doughnuts, cookies, cakes and everything else you find in the bakery section of our local store.  Bleached flour creates inflammation; it is connected to diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, weight gain and the list goes on and on. Bizzy Lizzy did not start the Bakery for allergies; we were trying...

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Can't Get No Satisfaction?

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We all have cravings, indulge our sweet tooth, or need a snack to make it through from lunch to dinner. It’s completely normal. But if that cookie you eat at four pm leaves you famished and fiending at five…or if your sweet treat from the coffee shop makes you feel shaky and starved…then you may need to rethink how satisfying your snacks really are! It all comes down to eating what your body needs, when your body needs it. Snacks high in protein and fiber will leave you feeling fuller, longer, without any crazy blood-sugar spikes or dips. That’s why,...

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Do you eat enough Fiber - Carbs?

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  American's are caught up on Carbs.  What happened to us?  Our ancestor ate about 100 grams a day.  We now get between 8-15 grams.  I was just reading an article in Delicious Living Magazine and they state we should be eating between 25-38 grams.  This article also states that it an overlooked and misunderstood nutrient.  I so agree.  I probably have this discussion 50 times a week with be people who call me or meet me while I am delivery.  Fiber can be found in whole grain, fruits, vegetables, bean and legumes.  Fiber is what keeps our GI Tract healthy and...

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