Health Buzz: Why Whole Grains Matter and Healthy Cooking from Around the World
Health news from around the web for September 21, 2011.
This episode of Health Buzz features special guest Mary Hartley, registered dietician and nutritionist representing CalorieCount.com. Our host Jamie Yuenger also has a great lineup of news, including a story about stress relief from Self magazine, a great series on healthy cooking from around the world, and a recipe for Squash and Caribbean Chicken from FaveDiets.com.
Because September is Whole Grains Month, our special guest Mary Hartley, RD, MPH, takes a close look at why whole grains are important for your health. Many foods advertise themselves as "a good source of whole grains," but have you ever really stopped to think about this means? Mary explains why whole grains are better for your body than refined flour, and also shares some tips on how to find the best sources of whole grain at the grocery store.
We could all do with less stress in our lives. In fact, cutting down on stress is beneficial to many aspects of your health, but all too often we're the most stressed out when we have the least time to do anything about it. Self has a great list of 10 ways to get rid of stress in a hurry. Our favorite? Kissing! It releases hormones that make you feel good and worry less. Of course, making out isn't appropriate in many situations, so be sure to check out the whole list.
When we think of international food, we often think of getting take-out or eating out at a restaurant. Unfortunately, this can be a fattening proposition, as many restaurants have exaggerated portion sizes and load up on saturated fats, sodium and sugar. Our culinary expert, Maris Callahan, has put together these great guides to cooking all your favorite international foods at home in a healthy way, so that you can enjoy flavors from around the world while cutting calories.
This episode's recipe is Fall Squash and Caribbean Chicken. A great bridge from summer to fall, the squash and chicken get spiced up with tomatoes, curry powder, and ginger. It's a stew-like dish takes eight to ten hours to cook, so prep it in the morning and leave it a slow cooker for the day. It will be ready to eat by dinner.
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