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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Cooked by Michale Pollan

Netflix: Michael Pollan’s ‘Cooked’ episode: “Air”

On February 19, 2016, Netflix debuted a documentary series titled “Cooked,” which is based on  journalist Michael Pollan’s 2013 book, Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. …

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Grains are associated with helping you keep trim

Adults who mostly get their grains from cooked cereals, pasta, and rice weighed less than adults who eat almost no grains.

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Grains are good for you infographic

People who eat certain grains consume significantly less saturated fat & added sugars than people who eat virtually no grains.

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Grains are good for you

People who eat certain grains can consume more fiber, calcium, magnesium and vitamin D than people who eat almost no grains.  

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Grains As Part of a Healthy Eating Pattern: Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020

The DGA recommends healthy eating patterns building on nutrient-dense foods. These patterns help people create eating plans that meet their individual needs and include a …

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How much fiber is in foods infographic

Breaking Down Fiber: How Much Fiber is in Your Favorite Foods

Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet! Here’s everything you need to know on fiber in everyday foods, recommended levels and how to …

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Grains are Good for Your Daily Diet Infographic

Grains are Good For Your Daily Diet

Do you want to understand how breads impact your daily diet? This infographic explains the breakdown of nutrients you get in your daily diet. Grains …

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Sandwiches Infographics

Sandwiches are a great vehicle for nutrient delivery

Sandwiches are a great vehicle for nutrient delivery. And sandwiches also contribute only 2% of carbohydrates in the daily diet. Download this infographic.

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Grains and Fiber Infographic

Grains Are Good For You

Grains are good for you. According to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Data, grains and grain-based foods provide 40% of fiber in the …

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Dairy vs Grains Comparison Infographic

Grains are on Par with Other Nutrient Dense Foods!

Grains are on par with other nutrient dense foods. When you compare milk and dairy with grains, they are very similar. Grains offer a very …

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Grain Calorie Comparison Infographic

Grains Are Good For You: How Grains Compare

Grains are good for you. Pasta and rice is responsible for 2% of the caloric contribution of common grain foods in the diet. Rolls and …

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Grains are Good For You: The Benefits of Buns

Grains are good for you. Buns and rolls contribute less than 2% of total calories while providing vital nutrients including fiber, calcium, folate and iron. …

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Get to know the Good in Grains

Grains provide overall positive nutrient benefits, shattering the claim that grains are empty calories.

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The vital role of grains in the American diet

The Vital Role of Grains in the American Diet

Grains play an important role in the American diet, providing much-needed nutrients, such as folate, fiber and vitamin E. In today’s crowded media landscape, between fad diets and the ever-growing gluten-free craze, it is easy for consumers to become confused about the role of grain foods in the diet.

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The Whole Grain Story

The Whole Grain Story

While whole grains get their start in the field, Americans love to start their days with whole grains to power them with essential Fiber, B Vitamins, and Minerals.

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Enriquezca su salud con granos enteros

Enriquezca su salud con granos enteros

Una de cada cuatro muertes estadounidenses es causado por enfermedades cardiovasculares. Aprenda más sobre cómo comer más granos enteros pueden mejorar la salud del corazón.

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Why dessert is disappearing from America’s dinner tables

Washington Post, 2/28/15 New NPD data indicates a decline in dessert consumption across American households. In 2014, only 12 percent of dinners eaten at home …

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Top 5 Nutritional Tips to Decrease Your Risk of a Heart Attack

Huffington Post, 3/1/15 Naturopathic doctor, John Dempster, provides five nutrition tips to help decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. He leverages the recent recommendation not …

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