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Candied “Yams” by adventuresgfmom Posted Thu 19 Nov 2009 12:00am Here is my grandmother’s recipe for Candied Yams. The oranges are a beautiful complement to the sweet potatoes, they brighten the naturally sweet taste of this highly nutritious tuber. Sweet potatoes are naturally low in Sodium, and are very low in saturated fat and cholesterol. They also a good source of dietary fiber ... Read on »
Which is healthier: a sweet potato or a yam? by tabithapac Posted Wed 01 Dec 2010 12:00am December 9, 2010 | Author Tabitha Paculba ... Read on »
Ridiculously Healthy Millet, Kale, and Yam Burgers by Gena Patient Expert Posted Sun 13 Mar 2011 10:56pm On Friday night, the boy and I decided to have an informal contest to see who could whip up the most creative and delicious veggie burger. I was nervous: I may know my raw and vegan fare, but M knows a fine burger when he sees it, and he’s a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen. All day, I wracked my brains trying to imagine what the ... Read on »
A Visual Guide to Yams and Sweet Potatoes (plus How They Fit Into a Primal Eating Plan) by Mark S. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 17 Nov 2010 1:49pm Quick. What’s a suitable, Primal source of post-workout carbohydrates? If the title of this post and the picture to the right didn’t give you a hint then ask your nearest Primal enthusiast and they’ll tell you without batting an eye, “yams and sweet potatoes”. If, for whatever reason, you need some extra carbs “yams and sweet potatoes” is the a ... Read on »
What’s Sugar Doing In My Nutrition Bar? by Zing Bars Blog Posted Tue 05 Mar 2013 11:20am March is National Nutrition Month , and we’d like to take the opportunity to open a discussion on sugar – a hot topic. This is the first in a series of posts in March concerning sugar, carbohydrates, and blood sugar. Feel free to comment and get the discussion going! Sugar is found in many forms – photo credits nadmental & vjeran2001 ... Read on »
Why I’m letting the latest big debate in nutrition wash over me by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 22 Sep 2011 3:44pm For quite a long time, there has been quite a debate going on in some nutritional circles about what causes obesity and how we should tackle it. One faction has argued that dietary fat is the main offender, and the solution is a diet that is low in fat (and calories). Another faction (of which I’d say I am a member) typically argues that carboh ... Read on »
Guest Post: Insight on Nutrition for Runners by Sagan Patient Expert Posted Wed 28 Oct 2009 11:44am This is an article about healthy and correct diet options in general but with a more detailed insight on how rules apply for runners. The article is written by Miki, a passionate runner but also a person very attentive to her body and her diet. It’s dedicated to all those who may share the same passion but also for those who may want to start ... Read on »
I’m experimenting with holistic, natural sport nutrition. by Vanessa Runs Facebook Posted Fri 19 Mar 2010 12:00am It all started when I learned about carbs. Carbohydrates have been demonized in the media and things like high-protein diets have become increasingly popular. Carbs, however, are the body’s prime energy source. They make us move. Yes, excess carbs are stored as fat. But cutting carbs completely is a lethal move. There is only one ... Read on »
CAN YAMS HELP MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS? by Anita Patient Expert Posted Sat 23 Aug 2008 11:40pm I love yams and was excited to read a 2005 study from the Journal of the American College of Nutrition about yams. Taiwanese researchers fed postmenopausal women yams (Dioscorea alata) for 30 days which resulted in improvements in hormone and cholesterol levels. The investigators concluded that yams "might reduce the ... Read on »