Probiotic Food Choices for You :)

This post covers more news about sources from which  we can acquire the health benefits of probiotics (live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your digestive system), along with the  suggestion that we try to gain some of the

benefits through our groceries, rather than consuming supplements, which you may remember, are not regulated by the FDA.

You will be pleasantly surprised with some of the foods you’re already eating, but may not have known that you were eating probiotic food. That’s right. Some examples are:  green peas,  soft-aged cheeses, such as Cheddar, Gouda, and Swiss.

Other sources that are probiotic positive I found are Miso Soup, pickles, Dark Chocolate, green  olives, beer, wine, and sourdough bread. We could have a regular picnic with these food items.  This is delightful news!

For probiotic food and recipes check out Cultured Guru at https://cultured.guru/blog

Sources
https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/what-are-probiotics#1
https://www.eatthis.com/best-probiotic-foods/
https://www.guthealthproject.com/dark-chocolate-a-probiotic-food-with-impressive-health-benefits/
https://www.boxbrewkits.com/blogs/news/9-foods-you-had-no-idea-were-probiotics

Farm to Table, GMO’s, Organic: What’s the difference?

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to focus more attention on what type of groceries I am purchasing.  In addition, I want the recipes I make to be creative, tasty and healthful.  My grandmother cooked what could be called ‘soul food’, which was always delicious and she was healthy all her life. She lived to be 94 years old.  My grandmother was not the only person I know of who lived a long life and ate things like collard greens, macaroni & cheese, biscuits. I also remember her having a garden, where she grew all kinds  of vegetables and from which she used to cook her dinner. I actually don’t recall her using a lot of fertilizer on the vegetables she grew.

Recently, I treated myself  and bought the TV Chef Carla Hall’s Soul Food cookbook.  I trusted that when I have seen her on TV she is always doing the right thing by food.  It’s tasty and the ingredients are the best she can find for the occasion. She is creative. Often, when she’s cooking a version of ‘soul food’, Carla makes it a point to prepare her food lighter – by cutting calories – and cutting out fat.  This is how she was trained to cook by her grandmother; and, her grandmother was a dietitian at a hospital.  What better way to learn how to cook ‘good-for-you-soul food’?  Exciting!  Continue reading “Farm to Table, GMO’s, Organic: What’s the difference?”