Glass of Milk

Instead of putting cow’s milk on their oatmeal in the morning, more and more people are switching to nondairy milk alternatives, such as soy, almond, and rice milk.  Is this a bad thing? Americans are drinking far less cow’s milk than we used to, even though most people know that the calcium in milk helps to build strong bones.  Let’s compare the key nutrients in milk to those in popular milk alternatives.  We’ll also look at some key health benefits they have to offer.

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grain anatomy

Whole grains are the only way to go. They are, well, good for you. Maybe, you have heard that processed grains are unhealthy and should be banned. That sounds right… Or does it??

Well, there is much more to the story, and I will tell that story here. At the risk of losing all credibility, I will venture to say that processed grains are good. Yes, I know that sounds a bit blasphemous, but you can’t go away now. Please, I beg of you, don’t leave yet. Hear me out.

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