Grain Deep Dive

Grain Deep Dive

Grain foods are one of the major food groups as part of an overall healthy eating plan. When you think about a meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you should aim to have about one-quarter of that meal coming from grain foods. Learn more about the nutritional benefits of grain foods in the resources below.
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An RD’s Perspective on Recent Colorectal Cancer Study

Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, CSOWM, CPT As a dietitian, I find the recent study published in the journal Nutrients, which examined the link between diet ...
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Reinventing Thanksgiving Leftovers

Every year, Thanksgiving leaves us with a delightful yet daunting challenge: an abundance of leftovers. So, why not elevate these remnants into something extraordinary? Registered ...
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Navigating Noodles with Type 2 Diabetes

Enjoying pasta while managing type 2 diabetes requires a thoughtful and balanced approach to effectively control blood sugar levels. Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, CDCES, shares ...
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The Best Cereals for Diabetes: Embracing the Power of Whole Grains

Diabetes management involves careful consideration of one’s diet. It may be surprising to learn that cereal can be a part of a balanced meal plan ...
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The Blue Zones Diet and the Role of Whole Grains 

In pockets of the world, select groups of people are successfully improving their longevity and maintaining their health, compared to the rest of the population. ...
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Lunch Box Fatigue…Here Some Healthy Food Options to Shake it Up 

Children’s bodies are constantly in a state of growth. Even with small changes, such as growth spurts, kids need more nutrients and calories than what ...
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12 Benefits of the Blue Zone Diet/Lifestyle

The Blue Zones living has everyone wishing for that high quality longevity and living healthier lives. What exactly is the secret of their longevity success? ...
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Family Meals Month: The Importance of Making and Sharing Meals Together

In celebration of Family Meals Month, we’re highlighting the positive outcomes shown from families making and sharing meals together. Research shows that eating together as ...
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Unveiling The Hidden Gems: 5 Lesser-Known Benefits Of Whole Grains

Co-authored by Charlotte Martin, MS, RDN, LDN, CSOWM, CPT and Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD Grains have been a staple in human diets for centuries, providing ...
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Discover the Benefits and Flavors of Whole Grains during September’s Whole Grains Month

Because nearly all (98 percent) Americans fall short of their recommended whole grain intake, celebrating Whole Grains Month each September is an opportunity to promote ...
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Refreshing Summertime Sandwich Recipes

As the end of summer is nearing, Americans are enjoying the remainder of their sunny days with family, friends, and fun – and most importantly ...
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National Sandwich Month: Building a Better Sandwich

Despite 42% of people saying bread is the most important ingredient in a sandwich1, many choose to opt out of using bread on sandwiches to ...
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Think of refined grains in two categories: Staples and Indulgences

Think of Refined Grains in Two Categories

What are Refined Grains? All grains are made up of three parts – the endosperm, bran, and germ. During the milling process, refined grains are ...
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Bread Delivers Affordable Nutrition in Every Slice

Each time you visit the grocery store or a restaurant, you’ve no doubt experienced the impact inflation has had on food prices. While it’s easy ...
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Summertime Salads with a Grain Twist

Summer means spending more time outdoors with friends, family, and of course your favorite summertime foods! During these warmer months, nothing feels better than diving ...
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Men, How Many Servings of Grains Should You Be Eating?

Healthy meals and snacks can fuel strong bodies and minds for men – and Men’s Health Month is a perfect time to revisit your food ...
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Grain-Based Foods = Quality Energy and Fuel for Athletes

To achieve their performance goals, athletes must maintain a healthy, well-balanced diet, including nutrient-dense carbohydrate foods. Carbohydrates are an essential macronutrient in an athlete’s diet ...
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5 Healthy Gluten-Free Grains

Celiac disease is a hereditary autoimmune disease affecting the ingestion of gluten – a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye – and triggering an ...
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