Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a super cool, readily available, portable, snackable, affordable and tasty nutrition “bomb”. They pack a complete protein punch, literally providing all essential and non-essential (because we can make them), amino acids which are the building blocks for protein. Here are 7 creative ways to cook with chickpeas in your kitchen.
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Simply put, nutrigenomics informs us which foods are the best information choice for our genes and to how to prepare them to support your health. In this blog article, I’ll talk about how to use this new exciting area of science to create the best path for your health.
How do you know what to eat? In this article, I am going to answer the questions: Why do we eat? Do we know what to eat? How do we know what to eat?
Let’s face it, most of us only have so much money we can spend on groceries. so it makes sense to spend your money where you get the most value for your dollars. Now some of you may think that value translates to buying in bulk or on sale to stretch the food budget. True. But there is another way to think about value for your food dollars which translates to getting the best return on your ingestion (R.O.I.). This approach is less about dollars and cents, and more about how much health value you get from the food you buy. And bar far, the biggest return on your food dollar investment is found in the produce department. So let’s head over there so I can show you which fruit and veggies to spend your money on, and more importantly, why.
It is no secret that nutrigenomics is redefining how we shop for and prepare food that nourishes us. I have written extensively on the topic, but in this post, the first of two about my passion for nutrigenomics, I want to share more about WHY I believe so deeply in this new area of science and how it impacts health. Let’s cover some basics and then I’ll jump into how we use nutrigenomics to fine tune whether the hot diet topics of ketogenic and detox diets are right for your genes.
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Most of us do not have unlimited amounts of money to spend on food. We like to stretch our food dollar, spotting good deals when we can and saving money at the checkout. Another way to look at food budgeting is to ask yourself this question: how can I get the best return on my food dollar investment? In other words, rather than looking at total food dollars spent, change the value question. Ask yourself, which ingredients can I buy that deliver the most amount of nourishment and value to my body per penny spent? This indeed may reshape your food purchasing ideas and make your genes dance at the same time.
I’ve been asked many times if it better to eat vegetables raw or cooked? The answer to that question is a combination of both. Although some raw advocates may swear to eat only raw food to retain the most nutrient value, certain food’s bioactive availability is enhanced when cooked.