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Are you confused about what or how to eat? Mama Vega uses her knowledge in nutrition and cooking along with her background in teaching to break down much of the information into digestible parts for easier understanding of implementation.

Charmène Vega is a practicing nutritionist/RD, a bestselling author who empowers others to control their health through research and to connect the dots of information provided by others as well as their intuition.

Like Mama Vega always says, "Now, Chew On This ®" www.MamaVega.com
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Mama Vega Health & Wellness Charmene "Mama Vega"

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Are you confused about what or how to eat? Mama Vega uses her knowledge in nutrition and cooking along with her background in teaching to break down much of the information into digestible parts for easier understanding of implementation.

Charmène Vega is a practicing nutritionist/RD, a bestselling author who empowers others to control their health through research and to connect the dots of information provided by others as well as their intuition.

Like Mama Vega always says, "Now, Chew On This ®" www.MamaVega.com
Recommended Wellness products https://www.amazon.com/shop/mamavegafoods Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mama-vega-healthwellness/support

    Wholefood Plant-based Trailer

    Wholefood Plant-based Trailer

    Introduction to this podcast.

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    • 2 min
    Parboiled/Converted Rice

    Parboiled/Converted Rice

    Parboiled rice is more nutritious that white rice because it is partially cooked (soaking, steaming & drying) in the husk. The hull is removed at the end of this process rather than at the beginning which strips the nutrients. This process forces the nutrients into the rice grain where the nutrients are retained. Other types of rice processing causes some of the nutrients to be lost. The increased nutritional value also changes the texture of the rice making it more starch resistant.  . Parboiled  rice may benefit gut health and have less impact on blood sugar than brown or white rice. Wholegrain Basmati rice has the lowest GI (glycemic index) of all rices.

    Parboiled rice is a better source of fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamin B-6 than regular white rice. the parboiling process allows the rice to form similar to a gel then when cooled it hardens and becomes starch resistant.  This process makes the parboiled rice  resist digestion instead of being broken down and absorbed in your small intestine it is fermented by good bacteria in the large intestine. This allows more probiotic to flourish and create a healthy gut for digestion.

    You may want to consider a parboiled rice salad. Eating leftover parboiled rice that’s chilled and then reheated may further reduce the impact on blood sugar.


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    • 15 min
    Organic, Bean, Meat, Plant-based or Wholefood Plant-based Burgers?

    Organic, Bean, Meat, Plant-based or Wholefood Plant-based Burgers?

    There is still confusion as to why or why not to go organic. Is organic beneficial? My answer is yes, organic is beneficial because it allows the good bacteria in your stomach to flourish. In other words, the prebiotic foods become the food for the probiotics enabling your body to properly digest the foods you eat. 
    Eating foods properly can prevent weight gain and ultimately increase energy and overall better health. This is the second (2nd) week of classes presented on cholesterol and how to lower cholesterol naturally. 
    Also presented is the benefit of going wholefood plant based prevents the rise in cholesterol that one gets from eating meat because when you eat meat you are eating a large percentage of cholesterol (fat). This is one of the reasons the doctor advises patients to reduce meat consumption. 
    This presentation is only a snippet of what was presented in the full two (2) hour class. Enjoy.
    661-532-8342 to arrange group  presentations or cooking demonstrations.

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    • 21 min
    What is Cholesterol and How to Lower?

    What is Cholesterol and How to Lower?

    The importance of lowering cholesterol (fat) to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. How to create a good gut flora with balanced prebiotic and probiotic. The benefits of organic and how they really make a difference.

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    • 21 min
    Reasons to go Wholefood Plant-based!

    Reasons to go Wholefood Plant-based!

    Charmene Vega aka Mama Vega was invited to speak to retired staff at one of Kaiser Permanents centers. The talk covered the benefits of becoming Plant-based. some topics covered: cost, health benefits, vegetable protein, nut storage, texture, digestion times and much more.


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    • 1 hr 43 min
    Mama Vega Health & Wellness (Trailer)

    Mama Vega Health & Wellness (Trailer)

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