Brown Rice – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Brown rice is whole grain rice; unhulled and unmilled and can be any type of rice including glutinous, long and short grain. It has a mild, nutty flavor and is chewier and more nutritious than white rice, though the calorie and carbohydrate contents are similar. White rice had has the bran and germ removed; these … Continue reading Brown Rice – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

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Buckwheat – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Originated in Asia and grown since at least 1000 BC in China; widely adapted in the northern hemisphere with strong adaptability to adverse environments and a very short growing span. Most common buckwheat is Fagopyrum esculentum Moench (common or sweet buckwheat);  Fagopyrum tartaricum is available in some mountainous regions. Nutrition: Buckwheat contains many nutraceutical compounds … Continue reading Buckwheat – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Oats – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Oats (Avena sativa) are a cereal grain grown in temperate regions for its seed. Oats contain gluten so are not suitable for celiac, though gluten free oats are available. They can be rolled or crushed into oatmeal, ground into fine flour, used in a variety of baked goods, such as oatcakes, oatmeal cookies and oat … Continue reading Oats – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Cayenne Pepper – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

It is named after the city of Cayenne in French Guiana. It is a capsicum related to bell peppers, jalapenos and paprika and is part of the nightshade family. Capsaicin is the main ingredient responsible for its heat, rated at 30,000 to 50,000 Scoville units. Traditionally used for muscular pain, headaches, improving circulation and gastrointestinal … Continue reading Cayenne Pepper – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Lemons: Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Lemons are thought to have first grown in India, Burma and China originating from a hybrid between a sour orange and a citron.  Known to the Jews of Jerusalem in 90BC, they entered Europe in southern Italy in 1C AD, in the time of ancient Rome and only introduced into Persian, Iraq and Egypt as … Continue reading Lemons: Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Apple Cider Vinegar – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

ACV is a natural product made by crushing apples and squeezing out the liquid. Bacteria and yeast are added to the liquid to start the alcoholic fermentation process, and the sugars are turned into alcohol (cider). In a second fermentation process, the alcohol is converted into vinegar by acetic acid-forming bacteria. Acetic acid and malic … Continue reading Apple Cider Vinegar – Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Cholesterol – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips

Heart-healthy foods found to be significantly better in lowering cholesterol levels than a low fat diet! Many studies have been conducted on the causes and prevention of heart disease. Boston University Framingham Heart Study continues to assess cardiovascular risk factors over three generations since 1948. Recent studies show that a diet rich in proven heart-healthy … Continue reading Cholesterol – (Aether Bios Clinic) Bridgeford’s Best Bites: Nutrition Tips