Grilled Portabello Mushroom Sandwich on Multigrain BunBy Kim RobinsonOn white bread versus whole grained Breads...
Two slices of whole wheat bread contain about as much fiber as a 1/2 cup of veggies. Two benefits of fiber are colon health and lower cholesterol (a blood thickener). Whole grains are healthier because they contain higher amounts of vitamins, minerals, and fiber than refined grains, primarily because the bran of the kernel has not been removed. When the bran becomes part of the product, such as a 100 percent whole wheat bread or brown rice, it is healthier.
White bread has the fiber removed and is then "bleached". A slice of white bread has a higher glycemin index (sugar that's delivered at the bloodstream level) than even white table sugar. Feed your family whole wheat. It just tastes better and the additional cost is offset because you will need less of it to satisfy you. Check the weights of the packages and the cost is not that much different. If needed, one can adjust to the taste by using one slice of each type on a sandwich for a few weeks.
Enough of the chatter. lets make a great sandwich to start off! The term "portabello" was
a great marketing ploy to breath new life into the mushroom industry. Worked like a charm and boy am I glad it did... it's one of my favorites. Enjoy!
2 Turkey Burgers with Side of SauerkrautBy Kim RobinsonOn Turkey Versus Beef...
Oprah had it right beef is bad news. Turkey breaks down faster, beef sticks around way too long.
Geographic data show an association between beef consumption and bowel cancer incidence. Argentina, New Zealand, Scotland and Uruguay, all high beef consumers, show high bowel cancer rates. This trend is also apparent in the urban North United States. Farmers and Southerners tend to eat more chicken and suffer less bowel cancer according to the Medical Tribune.
Increased putrification of the gut, increased risk of auto intoxificaton and increased bowel transit time are all contributing factors.