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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Adults Sources of Nutrients

Everyone is on the hunt for the latest superfood, yet sometimes nutrient-rich foods are hiding in plain sight. Health professionals agree that it is the …

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Grains to Go Infographic

Grains on the Go

If you have experienced the grumble of mid-afternoon hunger, here are some healthy options that will satisfy your cravings and get you the energy you …

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In Defense of Food

Summary of Michael Pollan’s PBS special In Defense of Food

On December 29, 2015, PBS aired In Defense of Food, a special based on journalist Michael Pollan’s 2008 book In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Throughout …

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Zero Sugar Diet

Book Review: “Zero Sugar Diet” by David Zinczenko

Executive Summary: The Zero Sugar Diet book aims to educate on the constructs of a well-­rounded healthy diet full of nutritious high-­fiber foods, such as …

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Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox

Book Review: “Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox” by William Davis, MD

A Quick-Start Health and Body Makeover Below please find a summary of the recent book Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox by William Davis, MD, the third installment …

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Happy Gut

Book Review of “Happy Gut” by Vincent Pedre, MD

The Cleansing Program to Help You Lose Weight, Grain Energy, and Eliminate Pain Below please find a summary of the recent book Happy Gut: The Cleansing …

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What's with Wheat?

Online Exclusively: “What’s With Wheat?” by Cindy O’Meara

The documentary “What’s With Wheat?” by Cyndi O’Meara was released at the end of June, allowing free screenings for a limited time before being released …

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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 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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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 infographic

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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