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May 03, 2013 06:37AM ● By Style

Q:What is a whole grain?

A:A whole grain is one in which the entire seed or grain is used. The wheat kernel contains three parts: the germ, the endosperm, and the bran. In order for a bread to be considered “whole grain” it must include all three parts. The difference between 100-percent whole-wheat flour and white flour is the parts of wheat used. For example, when white flour is milled, the bran and the germ are discarded and only the endosperm is left; however, when wheat flour is milled, the germ and bran are left in, as well as the endosperm, hence the name “whole” grain.

Erika Mendenhall
Great Harvest Bread Co.
850 East Bidwell Street, Suite 145 Folsom

Q: To prepare for summer, I’m thinking of trying out spray tanning. How should I prepare for my first session?

A: A custom spray tan is a fantastic alternative to getting golden brown without the aging rays of the sun. Before coming in for your spray tan, exfoliate with an oil-free product; you want to have a nice, even surface for the spray tan to be applied. Avoid using bar soaps, high pH shower products or in-shower moisturizers, which can all halt the sunless reaction. Do not moisturize; moisturizing impedes the skins ability to absorb the spray tan solution.
Finally, wear dark and loose fitting clothes, since the spray tan has temporary bronzers that may rub off on your clothes. (Constrictive clothing may rub off your golden glow before it’s allowed to fully set.) After your spray tan, wait 6-8 hours to shower.

Sunless Spa
47 Natoma Street Suite 4C, Folsom