Easy Ways to Eat Whole Grains
Sneaky Ways to Eat More Whole Grains
Get ready to fend off hunger and slim down fast. Here are 8 food swaps that will soften the blow when it comes to filling up on fiber
In case you snoozed through health class, let’s review the importance of whole grains. Unlike refined grains, which have been stripped of the bran and germ (and a host of nutrients in the process), whole grains remain physically and nutritionally intact. They’re packed with fiber, iron, and vitamin B and may reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. The USDA recommends that most adults consume 6 ounces of grains a day, at least half of which should consist of whole grains. Still, only 5% of Americans get enough whole grains on a daily basis. The bottom line: It’s time to get your grain on! Start with these eight strategies for sneaking more into your diet.