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Food + Thought: Savor the Inherent Flavor

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2020-03-17 11:15:00

Humans have a natural penchant for salt, fat, and sugar, as these types of foods have been shown to light up reward centers in our brain. No wonder why it’s so difficult to turn down free pizza in the breakroom or donuts at an A.M. meeting!

Five basic tastes influence the vast variety of flavors in our food: sweet, salty, bitter, sour, and umami, or savory. Despite our biological taste temptations, it is possible to enjoy all tastes by savoring the inherent flavor in nutrient-dense foods!

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Food + Thought: Check Your Pulse(s)

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2020-02-18 21:21:01

Do you have a pulse everyday? We don’t mean a heartbeat- we mean the dry-harvested legumes called Pulses! This month we’ll celebrate Pulse Day, a time to try new foods and old favorites. Here are some familiar, and not-so-familiar pulses to try this month:

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Health Hacks - Healthy for the Holidays

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2019-11-04 18:56:58

 

Welcome to the winter months with cold weather and lots of holidays to celebrate!

If you find this time of year to be a little stressful, you’re not alone. A 2003 study found that many people find the winter months stressful as they try to find time to travel, shop for gifts and host parties.

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Health Hacks - Ancient Grains

Posted by Jen Bruning on 2019-10-07 15:24:42

 

In ancient times grains provided reliable nutrients and vital energy to humans.  The advent of agriculture led to a more stable food environment, allowing humanity to flourish.

Cut to today, when humanity produces abundant food, available 24/7 to many of us.  Grains are everywhere.  And while some foods made from grains aren’t the healthiest choice, many whole grains are packed with texture, flavor, nutrients and health benefits.

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