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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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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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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