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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Carbs & Exercise: Commonly Asked Questions

Why are carbohydrates under-consumed by active adults? Active adults often do not consume sufficient carbohydrate to replenish muscle and liver glycogen stores. The reasons include …

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Carbs & Exercise: Just the Facts

Why we need carbohydrate for exercise Carbohydrate plays a crucial role in exercise by providing fuel to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP) for working muscles. Carbohydrate …

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Fiber: Common Questions & Answers

How helpful is the food label in identifying fiber in foods? The nutrition facts panel currently lists “dietary fiber” as a total of fibers in …

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Fiber: Just the Facts

Constipation is a common gastro-intestinal complaint in older adults and is more common in women than men.1 There are some age-related changes in the gut that …

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Sandwich Hacks with Stacey Krawczyk, RD

Register dietitian Stacey Krawczyk gives helpful insights to getting the most nutrients from your next sandwich.

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Grain Foods in Infant Diets Linked to Superior Diet Quality

A new study recently published in Nutrients highlights the importance of grains as part of a healthy infant diet – and the potential risks of excluding …

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You Can Have Your Refined Grains and Eat Them Too!

The healthy way to start the day! Studies show that eating refined grains will not increase your risk of disease. You can enjoy up to …

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Don’t Refrain, Eat Your Refined Grains

There is no reason to cut refined grains from your diet. Enjoying up to seven servings a day will contribute to nutrient intakes of several …

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Think Refined Grains are Bad for You? Think Again!

Most likely you’ve heard someone say, “I’ve cut all refined and processed foods, including white bread, from my diet.” Considering the definition of refined means …

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White Bread Just as Healthy as Whole Bread

Although many people claim that white bread is a poor nutritional option, recent research in Israel has found that the “always healthy” whole bread, is …

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What is the Best Time of the Day to Consume Bread?

Each meal has its nutritional necessities and the good news is that you can eat bread at any time of the day!  Breakfast: At breakfast …

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Take Your Pleasure for the Sandwiches to Another Level

Here some sophisticated proposals Famous chef Bill Granger Cringer recalls that the Strasbourg sandwich was a staple as a child: Tomato sauce and butter on …

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School Lunch Sandwich

Children require adequate sustenance in order to fulfill their potential. Hunger, tiredness, and nutrient deficiencies may pose as obstacles to their academic performance. A sandwich …

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Removing Gluten from our Diet Only Provides Temporary Solutions

Easy diets, miracle cures, self-medication and charlatanism are some of the triggers for people to have entered a trend that points to gluten as the …

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Removing Bread from the Diet May Cause Nutritional Deficiencies and a Lack of Energy

Contrary to what many people believe, eliminating certain foods from the diet may bring more negative consequences than health benefits. A clear example of this …

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Removing Bread from Diet Might Not Be the Answer

By Rocío Río de la Loza, Health Coach Did you know that by eliminating bread you are not necessarily eliminating gluten from your diet? Gluten …

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How to Choose the Healthiest Bread

There are an infinite number of breads, each one is different and has the necessary health properties for each type of person. Follow these five …

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For Good Digestion: Bread

Bread benefits the digestive system in many ways; from promoting a good intestinal transit to the treatment of hemorrhoids.  Whole grain bread is good for …

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