Category Archives: Grains/Legumes/Seeds

Grains, legumes (beans and lentils), nuts, and seeds are “mini-vitamin” pills — they have all the nutrition a baby plant needs to grow

Leading causes of Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALY)

In North America, these are the leading causes of DALY (defined in Diet and having a long and disability-free life): Leading causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALY)  2010 North America Global Heart disease (ischaemic) 1 1 COPD chronic obstructive pulmonary … Continue reading

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American risks factors of premature death and disability (DALY)

The table below is derived from the World Health Organization’s “Global Burden of Disease 2010”. Diet and having a long and disability-free life explains what a DALY is at greater length. Disability-adjusted life years (DALY) Risk Factors.  DALY = years of … Continue reading

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Diet and having a long and disability-free life

I’d never even heard that nuts and seeds were so essential to a long and disability free life.  To prevent heart disease, it outranked being a couch potato, and eating enough fruit, vegetables, and whole grains!  And it was 8th … Continue reading

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Whole Grain Classes: Chips, crackers, and really quick quick breads

Below is what a typical four-hour class includes.  I provide the baking equipment and supplies to make two quick breads and 2 to 4 kinds of chips and crackers (this depends on oven space).  We can make it a potluck … Continue reading

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Eating enough nuts & seeds is very important for good health

13 Dec 2012. Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. According to the 2010 “Global Burden of Disease”, the 12th highest risk factor, globally, for the greatest “loss of health” is low nut and seed consumption (8th in North … Continue reading

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Nutrition of Butter & Oil versus Flaxseed, Sesame Seed, and Poppy Seed

Since getting enough fat is no problem, why not replace butter and oil with seeds when you can?  Or do so partly — if a recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of oil, use just 1 and make the other tablespoon … Continue reading

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Cost, Calories, & Nutrition in Crunch! Alice Crackers versus Commercial Crackers

Bottom line: home-made crackers cost about 8 cents per serving, store-bought 50 cents to a dollar per serving. home-made crackers are far healthier – fewer calories, more fiber, more protein, more vitamins, more minerals and less (trans) fat, sugar, and … Continue reading

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Corn Flour

I grind dent / field corn in the Nutrimill — it’s why I bought the mill, but it’s a pain in the butt because you have to stand there and push the corn into the holes above the grinder to … Continue reading

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Bean Flour

Add fiber and protein to whatever you’re cooking. Bean flour added to soups and stews cooks in 3 minutes, and thickens sauces quickly.  Bean flour is great for backpacking and camping trips. Make sure your grain mill allows you to … Continue reading

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Where to Buy Whole Grains, Beans, Legumes, Nuts, Seeds, and Flour

I’m mainly listing stores in the San Francisco Bay Area – if you want me to list stores in your town, comment here and if I get a lot of feedback I’ll create a section by state of towns, stores, … Continue reading

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