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5 Foods You Should Add to Your Summer Diet

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jun 7, 2017 11:13:55 AM

It’s summer! Fresh produce is plentiful and farmer’s markets abound. It makes it so easy to incorporate fresh, nutritious choices into our summer diet. Eating lots of fresh produce is a delicious and healthy way to stay on track and nourish our bodies and this in this season we have so many choices. Fruits and vegetables of course add vitamins and minerals to our diets but did you know that much of the fresh produce available now are chock full of hidden health benefits? Getting 5 or more servings a day is so easy in the summer. Here are a few choices that will provide you extra benefits.

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Topics: healthy eating, healthy eating strategies, Fitness food

Get Fit For the Summer with Barley Nutrition

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on May 16, 2017 12:59:58 PM

Memorial Day is fast approaching. Time to get in gear and get in shape. There are so many quick fix or fad diets out there, that may work in the very short term. However, if your goal is to stay in shape for the whole summer, you need to look beyond the key date of Memorial Day and institute a healthier lifestyle. Here are some very basic ways you can get started. There's no magic. You need a combination of diet and exercise. Only following one of these basic tenets can be a huge pitfall and lead to minimal results. Most of us have heard the 80/20 rule, saying that weight loss is 20% exercise and 80% diet. So make sure you pay attention to what you eat. While there's no magic bullet, here's a great resource, barley nutrition can help you not only reach and maintain your goal weight, but can help you stay healthy in so many ways.

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Topics: fiber in barley, healthy eating strategies, Food for the gym, Fitness food

What are the Benefits of Barley?

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on May 2, 2017 1:03:47 PM

It's no suprise that barley is good for us. But why? What exactly are the benefits of barley? Grains are healthy, yes... yes we know.  But with barley, actually more specifically, pearl barley the health benefits are so much greater than you may realize.

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Topics: soluble fiber, fiber in barley, beta glucan, vegan diet, healthy eating, healthy eating strategies, Fitness food

Why your running nutrition is important, the best carbs for runners.

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Apr 12, 2017 10:17:58 AM

Spring is in the air and so is running season. Running enthusiasts are getting out for daily runs for health, enjoyment and/or prepping for races. Nutrition plays a big part in building endurance for your runs. Specifically fueling your runs with carbohydrates. 

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Topics: soluble fiber, Cooking Barley, fiber in barley, fiber alternatives, healthy eating, Food for the gym, Fitness food

10 HUGE Barley Water Health Benefits

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Mar 23, 2017 9:10:20 AM

10 Barley Water Health Benefits You Can't Ignore

We don’t all like to hear it, but the truth is that our diets are usually to blame for the majority of our health conditions. That’s because much of what we consume doesn’t contain the essential nutrients that help our bodies fight and even prevent some of the most common ailments, like heart disease, diabetes and even some types of infections.

But what if drinking water every day could help you fight off disease and improve your wellbeing? What if your WATER was full of soluble and insoluble fiber?

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Topics: healthy eating strategies, Fitness food

Time Saving Kitchen Hacks!

Posted by Tomohiro Matano on Jan 18, 2017 11:01:01 AM

6 Kitchen Hacks to Make Your Life Better

Life gets hectic and is difficult to juggle. We could all use some great food life hacks, tips and tricks to help us along the way. This is especially true in the kitchen with food hacks. Our lives demand hacks. Hacks to make them more efficient and easier. Here are 6 useful ones to keep on hand.

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Topics: fiber alternatives, healthy eating, Fitness food, kitchen hacks