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April 2017


Grains in their natural form have a low glycemic index, while processed carbohydrates, including those made with flour or puffed grains, have a high GI. The reason is that it takes longer for digestive enzymes to reach the starch inside whole grains or grains cracked into large pieces, slowing down the conversion of starch to sugar.

Quick-cooking oats have been precooked then dried and rolled. They are sometimes labeled “instant oats.”

Naturally sodium free and high in potassium, red potatoes are a major contributor of maintaining a healthy blood pressure. In order to keep cells, nerves and body fluids in your body healthy, potassium is essential, and sodium is dangerous. Red potatoes have more potassium per serving that ANY OTHER fruit of vegetable.

Americans consume more than 90 million pounds of marshmallows every year.

Avocados mature on the tree but only ripen once picked. It can take anywhere from a few days to two weeks for an avocado to ripen naturally at room temperature. A ripe avocado will keep in the refrigerator for seven to ten days.

Just 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder contains 3 to 9 percent of the recommended daily intake of iron, manganese, magnesium and zinc. In addition to carrying oxygen, iron helps make red blood cells and is essential for your immune system.

The health benefits of cottage cheese include weight loss, a good supply of protein, B complex vitamins and healthy fats, and a reduced risk of breast cancer. Cottage cheese is also a good source of various minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc, and selenium which all play vital roles in many of the body functions.

The origin of the term "monkey bread" comes from the pastry being a finger food, the consumer would pick apart the bread as a monkey would.

Dried cranberries are a quick snack to grab on the go. While they are fruit, they aren't as nutritious as they might seem. Like many dried fruits, dried cranberries contain a significant number of calories. These tiny fruits also contain large amounts of sugar but only small doses of essential vitamins and minerals.

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