Nutrition Tip July 31 2010

31
Jul
2010

Whole Grains

Whole grains and whole grain products contain some valuable antioxidants that aren’t found in fruits and vegetables.  They also contain B vitamins as well as Vitamin E, Magnesium, Iron, and Fibre.

So how do you get them?  Using whole wheat flour in your recipes is one way.  You can also look for the word “whole” when purchasing packaged foods like pasta, bread, and crackers.  Wild rice, brown rice, quinoa, or barley can also be added to recipes and meals to help increase your whole grain intake.

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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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