August 11, 2014

11/08/2014: 18 Health benefits of whole grains

by Amanda Gardner
Reported on the Huffpost Healthy Eating website

 

Some popular diet books say you should ditch wheat or gluten to shed pounds. But the USDA recommends eating grains daily, and at least half of those should be whole grains. 

Unless you have celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or another reason to cut back, you don't want to miss out on the health benefits of whole grains. 

"You're getting fiber, a healthy plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and a variety of phytochemicals that will improve your health," says Lilian Cheung, DSc, RD, a lecturer in nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Whole grains have all of the parts of the original kernel -- bran, germ and endosperm -- in the original proportions, explains Keri Gans, a registered dietician in New York City. In refined grains, the bran and germ are stripped away. (Look for the word "whole" -- either whole grain or whole wheat.) 


Also make sure the grain is one of the first three ingredients listed on the label, advises Wesley Delbridge, RD, a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. A "whole grain" stamp from the Whole Wheat Council indicates there's at least half a serving of whole grain inside. And don't be fooled by bread that looks healthy because it's brown. It may just be colored with molasses or brown sugar.

Read more HERE.
 

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