Drink Coffee in the Morning, and Tea at Night. Here’s Why


You shouldn’t have to choose between the delicious taste of tea or a refreshing cup of coffee. The good news is, is that you can drink both. Each of these staples are in millions of people’s lives. Two drinks we look forward to every day. What is a morning without coffee? Or a hot cup of tea on a snowy evening? You can incorporate both these drinks into your day for added health benefits, a boost of caffeine, and a delightful taste.

History Doesn’t Lie

Tea and coffee have been in existence for literally hundreds of years. Coffee is one of the most highly traded and sold commodities and is a huge force in the worldwide market. Tea originated in China, where it was used as a drink to help heal. Both drinks have antioxidants in them (some brews more than others) that help fight illness and help heal. Both are also plant based and grown in many regions around the globe. Also, both have not only existed but thrived since their creation and discovery. Now, they are a daily part of millions of people’s routines.

More and More

There are lots of other health benefits for both coffee and tea. Coffee studies have shown that it helps your blood clot faster which can prevent excessive bleeding, it increases kidney function, promotes healthy eyes, as well as nails and hair. It also provides endurance, and a few other health benefits. Tea is no stranger to added benefits either. Studies have shown that tea drinkers can reduce the risk of heart disease, clogged arteries, promote better cognitive functions, lower cholesterol, and assist in weight-loss.

Drink Coffee When?

Coffee can be enjoyed either hot or cold. There are many additions you can put in your coffee, but to receive the maximum health benefits, it is encouraged that you stay away from anything artificial. Coffee has a much higher concentration of caffeine and is more potent.

Many people love drinking coffee in the mornings because the caffeine is a stimulant that increases brain function. Drinking coffee in the late afternoon or evening hours can interfere with your sleeping schedule. So, if you want to be awake all night, morning time is the best time to enjoy your favorite cup of Joe.

Drink Tea When?

Tea and coffee can both come in decaffeinated forms which can be consumed throughout the day. Black tea has more caffeine in it the than green tea, so the timing should be a factor when enjoying your cup. Tea generally has less caffeine in it than coffee. Many teas like chamomile are used to help promote sleep. Tea can also be consumed hot or cold, but hot tea soothes the mind and body and encourages the winding down process after a long day.

Caffeine: Less or More

Both brews and time can play a factor into the strength of tea or coffee. Darker roasts of coffee have less caffeine because the bean has been processed more. Lighter roasts have beans that had less tampering, and therefore the caffeine dosage will be stronger.

Teas depend on the type and steeping time. Black tea is known to have more caffeine, and steeping your tea for longer also increases the level too. Keep in mind that steeping it for too long can result in a tea that is too bitter.

You can have your tea and your coffee too! It is best to have the most highly-caffeinated drink in the morning, which, according to some studies, is coffee. Tea, especially herbal and decaffeinated tea, is best for relaxing both mind and body and encouraging a restful evening.

Bio: Sarah never forgets to enjoy a cup of coffee and tea every day. On We Dream of Coffee, you’ll know why she loves these drinks so much and why you should too.

Foods That Make you Happy

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Statistics state that depression will be the world’s number one reason for physical disability by 2020. No longer a condition that affects only a certain group of people, depression has been on the rise since the mid-20th century. More and more people are being diagnosed with this debilitating sickness that has the potential to lower one’s quality of life. However, this diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end all and be all when it comes to treatment and recovery outcomes for its sufferers; there are things you can do to help yourself get better with each passing day.

Food is an important part of recovery. In order to understand how important nutrition is when it comes to depression, we must first take a look at what goes on in the body when someone feels low and is given this diagnosis upon consulting a doctor.

The Biology of Depression

The body produces certain chemicals that work at making sure that our inner biological ecosystem is at homeostasis. This simply means that at any given time, the body’s processes should work in tandem to achieve some balance in order to achieve a sense of wellbeing.

There are 4 major classes of chemicals that are implicated in depression:

–          Serotonin

–          Dopamine

–          Norepinephrine

–          GABA or Gamma Amino Butyric Acid

Each neurotransmitter has a role to play:

1. Serotonin is known colloquially as the happiness neurotransmitter. Produced primarily in the gut and brain, serotonin leads to feelings of happiness, contentedness, playfulness and hope. It also plays a role in the production of endorphins which work by buffering the body from any pain sensations.

2. Dopamine is responsible for motivation and a sense of self confidence. It also encourages exploratory behavior in animal test models, something that can be translated to the motivation for a person to seek out other people and stimuli, leading to the forging of social bonds as well as openness when it comes to trying out new things.

3. Norepinephrine is responsible for the regulation of stress hormones as well as the proper working of the thyroid gland. This chemical neurotransmitter increases the body’s uptake of oxygen and makes the heart pump more blood throughout the body when needed, especially during stressful times.

4. GABA is the most abundant neurotransmitter, and it’s responsible for eliciting a relaxed response to counter any anxiety which is a comorbid condition associated with depression. GABA also decreases brain activity, shutting down obsessive or racing thoughts when they appear.

Types of Depression and How to Test

Depression usually develops as a direct result of these chemical messengers dipping within a certain amount of time. A dip in neurotransmitter levels can be determined by a simple test where levels of these chemicals are measured thanks to a specialized urine test. In addition, there are two types of depression: reactive and endogenous. The first one refers to a condition which develops due to a stressful or traumatic life experience, and the second one refers to biological depression that is inherited on a genetic basis.

Foods to Make you Happier

Let’s take a look at a few:

Oatmeal is a great option for people suffering with depression and/or anxiety. This is because oatmeal contains certain compounds that help with the production of GABA in the gut and brain. Make sure to choose unprocessed oatmeal and sweeten it with sugar or honey if needed. For an extra electrolyte boost every morning, add in a few slices of chopped bananas in the oatmeal and savor the taste of this great breakfast treat.

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Salmon, Lean White Meets, Beef Jerky are high in serotonin. Despite all the hoopla surrounding meat and cholesterol, people who are depressed should make sure to have a few meat servings every day to boost their serotonin levels. If you’re fussy when it comes to your choice of protein, opt for grilled salmon, lean cuts of white meat or beef jerky eaten at least twice a day, preferably for lunch and dinner.
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Beans, Chicken, Cheese, Dark Chocolate, Seaweed. The body synthesizes dopamine from a compound called tyrosine. Tyrosine-rich foods include beans, chicken, cheese, oatmeal, dark chocolate and seaweed. Please be careful though; some people may experience headaches due to an excess of tyrosine, so a good idea would be to try out these foods in small quantities to see how you feel before going all out on them.

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Avocado, Legumes, Seeds, and Vegetables boost norepinephrine. Opt for protein-rich foods such as fish and different kinds of meat. Eat some avocados over the course of the week, and don’t forget your legumes and seeds, some of which include pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and lima beans. Lastly, don’t forget your green vegetables such as spinach and kale as well as apples and bananas to keep you on an even keel when it comes to norepinephrine production.

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All these nutrition tips will work best if you adopt lifestyle changes such as exercising, getting enough sleep, avoiding unnecessary stress as well as having a support system on hand to help you beat this condition.

Supplements. Lastly, consider taking supplements that boost levels of these neurotransmitters in a safe manner. Examples include l-theanine or green tea extract for GABA, St. John’s Wort or 5-HTP for serotonin, Rhodiola for norepinephrine and L-tyrosine and Maca for dopamine.


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Why Buy Organic Apples? Top 4 reasons.

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Apples are on the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen” list fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide residues. This is due to the way in which mechanical sprayers dispense large amounts of pesticides on the leaves and fruit. Due to the concave shape of an apple, pesticides can drip deeper into the core.

Top 4 reasons to buy Organic Apples:

 

  1. 1.According to the Environmental Working Group, consumption of Pesticides have been linked to cancer and ADHD.
  2. Apples are high in fiber and relatively low in sugar.
  3. Use of pesticides are harmful to farm workers.
  4. Organic apples taste better due to the timing of when organic fruits are harvested.

What is Kombucha?

Kombucha is simply fermented tea. It has been used for over 2,000 years and is known in China as the “Immortal Health Elixir”. It is made by fermenting bacteria and yeast similar to how beer and wine are made.

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Is Kombucha really good for me?

Research from Russian and German scientists lead to a hypothesis that Kombucha had aided in certain regions being free of Cancer. Because Kombucha is relatively new in the West, however, few broad studies have been conducted on the effects of Kombucha. Therefore, there is not clear, definitive evidence of the benefits of Kombucha. Despite official studies on the effects, Kombucha has been consumed for over 2,000 years and here is what proponents of Kombucha suggest as to why it might be good for you.

Helps Detoxifying Body

Kombucha is rich in enzymes and bacterial acids that your body uses to remove toxins from the body. This is the primary reason for attributing Kombucha’s role of reducing the risk of cancer.

Aids Digestion / Probiotic Kombucha

Kombucha is a probiotic beverage because it contains a living colony of healthy bacteria and yeast due to naturally fermentation. This aids in digestion which can have far reaching benefits including reducing or illimating fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, etc.

Improves Joint Health

Kombucha contains glucosamines, which are used to treat various forms of arthritis.

Boosts Immune System

Kombucha is rich in antioxidents, which boost your bodies immune system.
 

Modern Kombucha

Kombucha has gained wild popularity in recent years and the style and flavors have likewise evolved. Kombucha can now be found with Chia seeds, Goji berries, and companies like LIVE Kombucha have even found a way to make it in familiar soda flavors that we have grown to love.
 

Kombucha Risks?

Some people experience adverse effects with Kombucha including an upset stomach and allergic reactions. Further, if Kombucha is made at home, there can be a risk of contamination.


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Top 10 Healthy Food Buzzwords

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When you’re shopping for healthy foods, you’re likely to wonder how you will benefit from what the labels tell you. We’ve looked into the 10 most popular words you might see at your local grocery store, co-op or farmer’s market. You might know the meanings of most of the words, but we hope this post will help refresh your memory and introduce you to a few new ones!

The List

1. Organic: Foods that claim the Organic label are free of artificial chemicals, including pesticides, growth stimulants or pesticides. See what the Organic labels really mean here.

2. Non-GMO: These are foods that do not contain Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), or unnaturally altered genes. Read more about Non-GMO on our previous blog.

3. Gluten-Free: Going gluten-free can help those with Celiac Disease. This diet eliminates the proteins which naturally occur in wheat, barley, or rye. Want to learn more about Gluten? Refer to this post.

4. Flash Pasteurization: Simply put, flash pasteurization occurs when a fluid (like milk or juice) is heated for a short time at a high temperature, to kill harmful bacteria and increase shelf life. Keep an eye out for our next blog, where we will focus exclusively on flash pasteurization.

5. Low-Glycemic: This diet has everything to do with eating low-carbohydrates. It was first designed for people with diabetes to help track their blood sugar levels. Low-glycemic refers to the Glycemic Index (G.I.), which measures carbs in foods that raise your blood sugar level on a scale of 0-100 (0 being low). Examples of low carb foods include oatmeal and kidney beans, while white rice and soft drinks are high on the scale.

6. Paleo: The idea behind the Paleo Diet (also Caveman or Stone Age Diet), is to become leaner like our prehistoric ancestors by eating protein-rich food and avoiding processed foods. People on the Paleo Diet can eat meat, fish, eggs, fruits, and veggies. They are not supposed to eat dairy, wheat, refined vegetable oil or legumes. It is not recommended for vegetarians or vegans.

7. Omega-3: These fatty acids are great for your heart! They are known to help numerous body functions, and may help prevent disease. You can find them in fish, vegetable oils, kale, and other foods.

8. No Artificial Colors or Flavors: It is food that comes from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice. Have you ever wondered what ‘Blue 1 Lake’ really means?  The FDA calls a ‘color additive’, and may show up as ‘artificial color’ or ‘artificial color added’ on the label. Read the FDA document here.

9. Whole Grain: A cereal grain that uses the entire germ, endosperm and bran. Examples include rice, rye, oats and wheat. Want to do a comparison with other types of bread? See our previous blog.

10. All-Natural: This definition can vary, and labels on packages do not always tell the truth. The FDA does not even define it, except to say that they would not object to food that did “not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances”.

Resources

Glycemic Index Diet-Mayo Clinic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/glycemic-index-diet/art-20048478

Gluten-free-Food and Drug Administration: http://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm363069.htm

Omega-3 Fatty Acids-Harvard School of Public Health: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/omega-3/

Whole Grain-Food and Drug Administration: http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/consumerawareness/a/wholegrain.htm

What is Non-GMO?

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An increasing amount of Non-GMO products are appearing at local grocery stores and supermarkets, but what is the benefit of buying Non-GMO? What even is a GMO? Here are 5 things that you need to know about GMOs and how they affect your life.

1. What is a GMO?

The term GMO stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms” where plants and animals are created through genetic engineering (GE). It is a laboratory based technique where a foreign gene is merged into the DNA of a plant or animal, creating an effect that cannot occur in nature or in traditional cross breeding. GE’s main goal is to create GMO crops that are resistant to pesticides or produce insecticides. GMO crops allow farmers to kill weeds and pesky insects without damaging the crops themselves. It is said that the use of GMOs will also increase crop yields, lower costs to farmers, reduce farmer’s use of herbicides, enhance nutrient composition and food quality, and increase maturation growth of animals.

2. What are the effects of GMOs to our foods?

Studies have shown that although genetically modified (GM) foods are expected to increase crop yields, they have not done so yet. Instead, there have been cases of poor crop performance. In addition, GMOs alter the nutritional content of our foods.

3. What are the effects of GMOs to the body?

Injecting genes into a seed’s DNA is a gamble and unstable because scientists are unable to predict its consequences. For this reason, the effects of GMOs on the human body are unknown. The little research done on their long-term effects imply that they may cause toxic and allergenic effects, infertility, altered metabolisms, inflammation and kidney and liver malfunction.

4. What are the Top GMO-rich foods?

  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Rice
  • Potatoes
  • Canola Oil and Cottonseed Oil
  • Dairy Products
  • Sugar and Aspartame (Sugar Substitute)
  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Yellow Squash
  • Papaya

 

5. Four Tips for eating Non-GMO

Go Organic! The USDA certifies that organic foods are not in any way bioengineered in the process of producing food. Although organic is not always failsafe because GMOs can some how slip into the mix even if the farmer follows the Organic Certification Process; however, it’s currently the best and easiest way to make sure foods are GMO free.

Be conscious of the aforementioned GMO-rich foods. Buy organic, or simply avoid certain products by substituting them for safer items that are less likely to harbor GMOs.

Read Labels. Look for the USDA Organic or Non-GMO Project certified logo on your grocery products.

Be aware of a product’s ingredients. GMOs can hide in the ingredients list of items in your grocery cart. Avoid ingredients such as: Amino Acids, Aspartame, Ascorbic Acid, Sodium Ascorbate, Vitamin C, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Flavorings (“natural” and “artificial”), High Fructose Corn Syrup, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, Lactic Acid, Maltodextrins, Molasses, Monosodium Glutamate, Sucrose, Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP), Xanthan Gum, Vitamins, Yeast Products.

 

Top 5 Foods to Buy Organic

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We’ve talked about Organic food labeling and how to distinguish between these labels in a previous post, but we haven’t explored how you and your family can save money on buying the Organic products that really matter. With so many Organic foods on the shelves nowadays, it has become increasingly difficult to filter out the essential items. BerryCart went on a search for the top 5 foods that are worthwhile to buy in the Organic section, due to their popularity among households and their high amounts of pesticide residue.

The Top 5 Foods To Buy Organic

1) Peaches

2) Produce-Spinach, kale, lettuce

3) Apples

4) Strawberries

5) Potatoes

We referred to the Dirty Dozen List for these choices (not in the same order as their list).

3 Ways to Save Money Buying Organic

1) Only buy certain organic foods like the ones listed above, and shop for them in season.

2) Look for deals on mobile apps like BerryCart and Smart Foods-Organic Diet Buddy (both are iOS and Android compatible).

Three great sites for online coupons include Organic Deals, Whole Foods, and All Natural Savings.

3) Determine which foods you buy the most, and if they are conventionally grown items, make the switch to Organic. You may consider buying in bulk to avoid extra trips to the store.

Is Organic right for you? Opinions do vary on whether or not Organic food has more benefits than conventional, less expensive items. Check out the resources below to decide for yourself.

Resources

Stanford Medicine News Center: http://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2012/09/little-evidence-of-health-benefits-from-organic-foods-study-finds.html

Organic Food Nutrition

The Science Behind Organic

Environmental Working Group (EWG)’s 2014 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™:

Why Is Grass-Fed Meat Better For You Than Corn-Fed?

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Grass-fed meat vs. corn-fed meat: what’s the difference, and how does it affect your health? BerryCart looked into this long-held debate to find the answer.

What is grass-fed meat? According to the American Grassfed Association, grass-fed meat has four specifications: animals graze on only grass and forage (no grain), owners must raise their animals on a pasture and not in a feedlot, the meat does not contain antibiotics or growth hormones, and the animals are born and raised on farms in the U.S. The AGA standards cover ruminate animals, or animals with multiple stomachs that chew cud. These include beef, bison, goat, lamb and sheep. Look for the AGA-Certified label when you shop.

The USDA agrees with the AGA that ruminant animals qualify and must eat grass and forage from the time they begin weaning to being prepared by a butcher, but owners cannot confine their animals during the growing season.

What is corn-fed meat? Corn-fed meat, also called grain-fed or corn-finished, comes from animals that start their lives by grazing in a pasture, and then move to feedlots a few months later where they dine on a mixture of grains until it’s time for slaughter. It’s the type of meat you’ll see in your local grocery store.

What are the advantages of buying grass-fed?

  • It’s healthier for the consumer. A PBS article claims that there is roughly one-half to one-third the amount of fat in a grass-fed steer over a grain-fed one . Additionally, an NPR article states that a grass-fed steak contains double the omega-3s of a grain-fed steak. Omega-3 is a healthy fatty acid that lowers the risk of getting high blood pressure and depression.
  • It’s healthier for the animals. Not only do animals not have to live in a cramped stall, they get exercise, too!
  • It’s better for the economy. Buying grass-fed products from local ranches and farms encourages businesses to stay open, employ workers and serve the public.

What are the disadvantages of buying grass-fed?

  • It’s more expensive than buying grain-fed. Farmers and ranchers have to foot the bill for production and land costs.
  • The taste of the meat can vary. Cooking Light and NPR both ran taste tests, and they found that the meat is chewier and has a less uniform flavor than grain-fed.

Where can you buy grass-fed products? There are a couple of options available. For consumers looking to support local producers, ranches and farms, it is best to contact the producer directly or visit a farmer’s market. Also, pound for pound it is possible to save money if you buy in bulk, thereby avoiding the pricey premium cuts at the store. You can also find grass-fed meat in specialty grocery stores and in some mainstream supermarkets.

Overall, while grass-fed meat is healthier for you, the taste is not that different from grain-fed meat and it will cost you more. Choosing grass-fed over grain-fed is largely about preference.

What is Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune disorder where one’s immune system will damage the small intestines if one ingests gluten.

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People who have Celiac disease must completely eliminate gluten, because consuming even small amounts triggers symptoms, including belly pain and bloating. This happens because in people with Celiac, gluten causes the immune system to damage or destroy villi, the tiny, finger-like outgrowths that line the small intestine like a microscopic plush carpet. Healthy villi absorb nutrients through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream, so when they become damaged, chronic malnutrition occurs, which is typically accompanied by weight loss and exhaustion. In people with this diagnosis, avoiding gluten is the only way to reverse the damage.

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What Is Celiac Disease? When people with Celiac Disease eat foods or use products containing gluten, their immune system responds by damaging the small intestine. The tiny, fingerlike protrusions lining the small intestine are damaged or destroyed. Called villi, they normally allow nutrients from food to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Without healthy villi, a person becomes malnourished, regardless of the quantity or quality of food eaten.

Symptoms Of Celiac Early signs and symptoms of Celiac include: Stomach pain, bloating, gas, decreased appetite, weight loss, intermittent or constant diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting, and floating stools that are bloody or fatty in appearance. Long-term symptoms include easy bruising, hair loss, missed menstrual periods, fatigue and joint pain, and dermatitis, or itchy skin.

Diagnosing The Disease The results of a blood test can help detect Celiac Disease. If a blood test comes back positive for the appropriate antibodies, an upper endoscopy may be performed to assess possible damage to the small intestine, more specifically the duodenum. If there is a flattening of the villi, those finger-like projections that absorb nutrients, the doctor or a registered dietitian will work with the patient to create a gluten-free diet. After a few months, the doctor may order another round of blood tests and an endoscopy to evaluate the body’s response. Genetic testing is also helpful for relatives of those with Celiac Disease, as the disease is hereditary and common among first-degree relatives.

The Long-term Damage Of Celiac According to the American Celiac Disease Alliance, eating gluten can cause those with Celiac Disease to be malnourished. This is because the body cannot absorb vitamins and minerals from food, and instead excretes them in the stool. This can cause weight loss and vitamin deficiencies, which if severe enough can lead to stunted growth, neurological problems, and low bone density. Calcium and vitamin D are lost in the stool as well, which can lead to rickets in children (a type of kidney stone), as well as osteomalacia (softening of bones), osteopenia, and osteoporosis. Cancer, especially gastrointestinal cancer, has also been reported to occur in cases of longstanding untreated celiac disease.

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Celiac’s Dietary Restrictions Sufferers of Celiac Disease cannot eat foods made with all-purpose flour, bleached flour, bran, couscous, wheat bran, or wheat starch, among others. Under new labeling laws, any foods containing wheat must be identified in the ingredients section on the food label. Celiac sufferers must also avoid rye and barley, the latter of which is often used as malt flavoring. Oats can be tricky: Pure, uncontaminated oats consumed in moderation (up to 1/2 cup of dry oats daily) may be tolerated by some, but not all, celiacs. Gluten-free alternatives include rice, corn (maize), soy, potato, tapioca, beans, quinoa, and nut flours. The Celiac Disease Foundation is a good resource for information about gluten-free foods.

What are Sprouted Grains?

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So what does Sprouted Mean?  Believe it or not, sprouted grains have been around since ancient times, so why is it all of a sudden so popular in our world of healthy eating? You’ve asked us and we have an answer for you!

The term “sprouted” can actually refer to any seed, not just grains such as rice, wheat, corn, oats, and barley, but also beans and nuts. Sprouting is simply a period of time in a plant’s life cycle where it has just begun to grow but has yet to develop fully (kernel still attached). The young kernel along with its sprout will get ground up, and used as “sprouted flour.”

What is the benefit of eating sprouted food?

Sprouted seeds are nutrient-rich in zinc and iron, and carry an enzyme that regular grains do not. This enzyme helps the body digest and absorb the powerful nutrients that grains have to offer. The digestive benefits of sprouted grains have been said to decrease bloating and digestive troubles for gluten sensitive individuals. This doesn’t mean that sprouted grains are a remedy for celiac disease and gluten intolerance. In fact, sprouted wheat grains still contain gluten.

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What’s the difference between white, whole wheat and sprouted bread?

Currently the most common sprouted food item you’ll find in stores is sprouted bread, but how does it differ from its competitors– white bread and wheat bread?

1. White Bread – White bread is made from a wheat berry which contains 3 parts (from outside to in): the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. The flour in white bread is refined to only contain the endosperm (the starchy part of the wheat berry), so it has little nutritional value compared to its competitors.

2. Whole Wheat/Grain Bread – Whole wheat flour is also made from a wheat berry, but contains all of its components including the bran, the germ and endosperm. The bran and the germ are nutrient-rich with fiber, vitamins and protein.

3. Multi-Grain Bread –  This term means that the bread contains more than one type of grain, like a combination of wheat and flax. Although multigrain may sound more nutritious because it contains a variety of grains, that may not be the case. Some multigrain breads do not contain the entire grain like its whole grain competitor. To maximize the health benefits of multigrain bread, check the labels to ensure that it contains whole grains.

3. Sprouted Bread – Sprouted flour as mentioned above is made from any sprouted seed, not necessarily wheat.

We’ll let you decide which one you can reap the most health benefits from, but I bet you already know what we think!