Eat well. Live well. Stay well: Whole grains and gluten

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Sarah Mastriani-Levi, an international health coach and personal chef, held her fourth class in the series Eat Well. Live Well. Stay Well on the nutritional significance and importance of whole grains this past Sunday in Herban Marketplace’s kitchen. Sarah talked about the numerous benefits of whole and ancient grains, focusing on farro, teff and freekeh. She completed the class by making and serving a freekeh grain dish with sautéed onion, cilantro, lemon, pumpkin seeds and cranberries. Sarah’s key suggestion was to, “Eat whole foods, watch the glycemic level in foods and remember that whole foods have the fiber necessary for digestion.”

There will be two more classes held this year: November 23:  Eating to Avoid Nutritional Deficiencies and on December 21: Oil Pulling, Colon Cleaning. To sign up for classes, go to herbanmarketplace.com or call 379-5550.

Founded in 2011, Herban Marketplace is a local grocery committed to healthy living and eating, providing local, urban and organic produce as well as fresh-made, daily soups and a variety of vegetable juices and fruit smoothies.

Pictured at left, from left: Terri DeToli, Bonny Carmody, Katie Gambla, Sarah Mastriani-Levi, Adrianna Contreras and Kim Wendell.
Pictured at left, from left: Terri DeToli, Bonny Carmody, Katie Gambla, Sarah Mastriani-Levi, Adrianna Contreras and Kim Wendell.