Sunday, August 26, 2012

Look for healthy whole grains and beans

Rice was definetely a wonder food of olden days.  It was not that much processed then.  And also our ancestors used lot of small grains in their daily life.  They were not dependent only on rice.  Today, rice is the predominant grain used by most of the asians.

If you are in India,  check out cr.wheat, red rice, Ragi, millets, barley,horse gram, buckwheat(kuttu) and look for ways to incorporate them in your daily cooking. 

If you are in USA, check out for all the above things as well as Spelt, Rye, Barley, Groats as well.   You also get flakes here from health stores like whole foods which can be easily cooked in few mins on hot water. 

Use different kind of beans into your daily cooking, add as little as 1/4 cup of dried beans (it should be soaked for about 6 hours before use).

Using different kinds of grains and beans gives a variety into your daily menu.

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