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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Signs a Low Carb Diet Isn’t Working for You

A quick Google search for weight loss tips and you will likely see recommendations to reduce your carbohydrate intake. What those articles fail to realize …

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Cereal Mashups to Make Your Morning Magnificent

This year for National Cereal Day we’re going beyond just your average bowl of deliciousness with milk. We’re merging, combining, elevating, whatever you want to …

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Better for You Cereals for National Cereal Day! 

If you’ve noticed cereal making a comeback, you’re not imagining things! In recent years cereal has once again become a breakfast staple, meeting the flavors …

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Tips on “Building a Better Sandwich…”

Nearly half of all adults in the US consume one or more sandwiches on any given day, with the most common types of sandwiches being …

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Perfect Pairings for a Perfect Valentine’s  

It’s February, which means everyone’s favorite holiday of celebrating love and relationships is upon us. For many people, Valentine’s Day is not complete without a …

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Questions and Answers about Going Gluten-Free

Gluten Free: Q&A

What is the difference between celiac disease, gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity, and gluten-free? Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, meaning the body attacks itself. In …

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Gluten-Free: Just the Facts

Gluten-free: aisles of the grocery store are devoted to it; tables in school cafeterias are labeled for it; and celebrities swear by it. Should we …

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5 Reasons Why Folate Is Essential in Your Diet (and how to get more)!

In honor of the National Folic Acid Awareness Week that occurred earlier this month, the Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) would like to not only shed …

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Healthy Aging Q&A

Can “healthy” and “aging” really go together? Yes, absolutely! To be the best you can be as you age, the key is adopting strategies to …

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Grains give nutrient density to older Americans – Make sure you are getting enough in your diet

by Chris Rosenbloom, PhD, RDN “There are more people on the planet over the age of 65 than ever before in human history.”1 The Centers for …

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Women’s heart health: Aging with grace and vitality

As women age, they need to pay special attention to heart health in order to stay healthy and vibrant. Heart disease is the number-one killer …

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Nutrition After Menopause – Be Your Best at Every Age

Bruce Young, MD Health care professionals are often asked by their female patients, friends and family members if nutrition needs change with aging, and especially …

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Healthy Aging in the Hispanic Population Caring for Abuelita: The Joys and Challenges

By Sylvia Meléndez Klinger While most people are waking to their first cup of coffee, I am already making breakfast for my 83-year-old mom who …

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Are your clients going carb-free? Help them think again for healthy, active aging

We all share the goal of helping 50+ individuals stay healthy and active. And, we all know that healthy aging is powered by nutrition and …

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Healthy Aging: Just the Facts

Grain foods are the foods we love that love us back. Bread, specifically, is a tasty and nutritious food at any age, and especially for …

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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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Questions about Fiber and Regularity

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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