In this issue
April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review

On Nutrition: Hay is for horses

By Barbara Quinn

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Neighbor David delivered some of his fresh-cut hay for the horses last week. Grown right here in our valley. Some of it is green and leafy alfalfa. The rest is a mixture of oats, wheat and barley. And it's even organic, he told us with a smile.

Impressive. Our horses are now nourished with locally grown multi-grain whole-grain organic hay.

Do Cal and Peppy care? Cal will eat pretty much anything sometimes to his detriment. (Horses can get very sick if they overeat.)

Peppy is a more "delicate" eater. She nibbles on her hay and just naturally stops eating when she is no longer hungry.

Whatever our eating style, horses (and humans) can benefit from a variety of grains in our diets, say experts.

"Whole grains" for example, contain all the essential parts and naturally occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed, according to the definition by the Whole Grains Council. Thus, a "whole" grain includes the three main parts of a grain seed - the fiber-rich bran, the nutrient-rich germ and the energy-rich endosperm.

"Multi-grain" refers to "more-than-one" grain. And these mixtures provide an array of nutrients that exceed those from just one grain. For example, alfalfa (for horses) and quinoa (for humans) is higher in protein than other grains such as oats or rice. When we eat a mixture of whole grain foods, we help assure a better balance of nutrients in our diet.

Horses (and humans) need high quality "forage," say experts. This is the roughage that makes our tummies feel full and feeds the good bacteria in our intestines. Horses who don't get enough high fiber bulk in their diets will continue to seek food to fill them up, say equine experts. And it appears to be true for we humans as well.

Of course we humans don't need 20 pounds of hay every day like a 1,200-pound horse. But for our best health, we need about 25 grams of fiber - what horse experts call "gut fill" - from whole grains and other plant-based foods.

And just as mixtures of various hays provide the best overall nutrition for horses, mixtures of fibers from various whole grains are better for us than those that are isolated and provided in a supplement, say experts from the recent Whole Grains Summit 2012 conference.

Cal and Peppy seem to like their mixed hay diet of alfalfa, oats, wheat and barley. Makes me wonder if I need to mix up the grains in my diet a bit as well. Thank you, David!

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Barbara Quinn is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.


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