It seems that a high-fiber diet protects against heart disease.
What exactly is a whole grain?
A whole grain is the entire edible part of any grain, including wheat, corn, barley, oats, and rice. In plants, it is considered the seed from which a new plant would grow. The whole grain contains:
Why is fiber important?
Fiber is found only in plants, such as fruits, vegetables, and grains. Fiber:
Helps keep us “regular” and prevents constipation
Might help protect against certain diseases, such as:
Seems to play a role in weight loss,...
Eat at least 6 ounce-equivalents of grains per day, substituting whole grain products– for at least half of all refined grains.
Have you heard the fuss about whole grains? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2015 recommends that “half of all grains consumed be whole grains.” This information can help you understand how you can meet that goal.
What is a whole grain?
The American Diabetes Association recommend that individuals with diabetes eat a balanced diet that includes high fiber, complex carbohydrate foods. Read more about these recommendations.
Constipation may have many causes, but generally, there are three main types of primary or idiopathic constipation.
Fiber is an underconsumed nutrient, and this is considered a public health concern because of its impact on overall health.
Sprouted grains are whole grains, because they contain all parts of the grain (the germ, endosperm, and grain). It is believed that sprouted grains offer all of the benefits of whole grains, but are more easily digested. It is possible that sprouted grains are less...
When looking for new grains to try, make sure you choose whole grains. But do you know everything about quinoa, buckwheat, and spelt? Read on to learn more.