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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Whole Grains and Heart Health

Just the Facts: Whole Grains and Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Genetics play a role in determining one’s heart disease risk, and there’s little …

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Q&A Whole Grains and Weight Management

Just the Facts: Whole Grains & Weight Management

Grain foods are a dietary staple, and with good reason: grain foods are an abundant source of carbohydrates, the preferred fuel for the brain, muscles …

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“I Love Bread”

Those who enjoy rolls, biscuits and loaves have a new rallying cry: “I love bread!”. Sing-a-long to comedic track from Parry Gripp and watch as …

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“Eat a Sandwich”

Those who enjoy sandwiches have a new rallying cry: “Eat a Sandwich!”. Sing-a-long to comedic track from Parry Gripp and watch as the animated cartoon …

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Sandwich Study Infographic

The Ingredients INSIDE the Sandwich – Not the Bread Itself – are the Leading Contributors of Calories, Fat and Sodium

Americans can significantly and positively impact their consumption of calories, fat and sodium by making more deliberate decisions about sandwich ingredients. By building a better sandwich …

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Sandwich Build Image

Building-A-Better Sandwich in Children Study

Each year we celebrate the sandwich; to be exact, November 3, 2017 is National Sandwich Day. The sandwich was popularized in the 1700s by the …

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A close-up view of the texture of a wooden table.  The table is made from light-colored wood and has some dark spots on the left and right sides.  There is also a dark spot in the middle of the table toward the bottom.  The wood at the top and bottom of the table is darker than the wood in the center of the table.  The piece of wood at the top of the table also appears to have a dark stain on it.  The close-up gives a direct view from above the table, revealing cracks and knotholes in the wood.

Grain Foods Pack More of a Nutrient Punch than a Caloric One

All grain foods contributed less than 15% of all calories in the total diet, while delivering greater than 20% of three shortfall nutrients – dietary …

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Powerful Nutrient Mix

Grain foods are the foods we love that love us back – finally, we can enjoy bread again! The nutrient contribution of all whole and …

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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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