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We Investigate: Is The Keto Diet Actually Safe For Weight Loss?

SheFinds: Before you turn to this eating plan for weight loss, we asked the experts all the questions you didn’t know you needed to be asking about this diet
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Health Experts Agree: This Is The One Subway Sandwich You Should Stop Ordering Immediately (It’s Loaded With Sodium!)

SheFinds: Subway restaurants are known for being the healthier option among other fast food chains, but experts warn that this *doesn’t* mean that every item on the menu is a home-run for your health (or waistline)
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These Gluten-Free Cereals Are So Good You Won’t Miss The Wheat

Women's Health: Look for these delicious nutritionist-approved gluten-free cereals next time you're stocking up at the store
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5 Diet Mistakes That Might Be Ruining Your Weight Loss Progress, According To Health Experts

SheFinds: Losing weight is dependent on a number of factors ranging from the amount of food you’re eating to the quality of the calories you’re putting into your body
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Calorie Deficit 101

Weight Watchers Canada: You’ve heard the whole calories in, calories out thing before, but if you’ve ever wondered how it works or if it’s sustainable for the long term – here’s an explainer
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This Diet Has Been Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death, Study Shows

The Beet: We all know junk food is bad for us. But just how bad? A new study provides further evidence that a diet high in fried foods and sugary drinks can quite literally kill you
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Popular Foods That Lead to Body Fat, Say Experts

Eat This, Not That: Looking to slim down? Leave these on the shelves
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The ‘Whole’ Story on ‘Refined’ Grains Research,

Sound Bites: In this episode, study co-authors Dayle Hayes and Dr. Glenn Gaesser provide listeners with an overview of their findings related to the benefits of including and risks of excluding grain foods from the diet; health outcomes; dietary guidance; and areas for future research
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The Truth About Meal Replacement Shakes for Weight Loss

MyFitnessPal Blog: Is it actually a good idea to rely on meal replacement shakes regularly, instead of real food? Here, nutrition pros tell us what they really think
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Eating Habits To Avoid If You Want a Flat Belly, Say Experts

Eat This, Not That: Looking to slim down your stomach? Don't fall for these!
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Are Food Sensitivities Making it Harder for You to Lose Weight?

MyFitnessPal Blog: Is eating foods that don’t agree with you a potential contributing factor to slow weight loss? Here’s what experts had to say, plus how to deal if you suspect you have a food sensitivity
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5 Ways COVID-19 Could Have Hurt Your Relationship with Food – And How to Deal

MyFitnessPal Blog: Here’s what you need to know about the impact the pandemic could have on your approach to food and your body, plus how to deal with expert insight from doctors and mental health experts
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Key focus on refined grains role

Baking Business: In seeking to determine whether refined grains belong in a healthy diet, the researchers discussed four issues
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Ultra-Processed Foods Can Cause Children to Grow Up With Weight Issues in Adulthood

Healthline: Developing such eating habits early in life sets the stage for later problems
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How to Make the Summer’s Tastiest Grain Salads

AllRecipes: Grain salads make ideal meals for hot summer days and nights. These tips from professional chefs will help you put together the best possible versions of this warm-weather staple
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Mentoring Through Challenging Times: Keeping shareholders engaged

BizWomen/The Business Journals: Virtual communications have become a way of life during the pandemic. As we adapt to a new normal, communications will be forever changed. What do we keep during the transition and afterwards?
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This Is Actually The Healthiest Item On The Menu At McDonald’s, According To Health Experts

SheFinds: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and experts agree that McDonald’s breakfast offers the healthiest options of the entire menu
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8 high-protein, low-carb foods that dietitians recommend you add to your diet

Insider Health: Opting for a low-carb, high-protein diet may help you lose weight and manage blood sugar
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Nuts and Seeds Are Pumping Up Nutritional Value

Food Processing: No longer relegated to trail mix, nuts and seeds are sprouting in dairy and even meat analogues
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Similac vs. Enfamil: Which Baby Formula Is Better?

Forbes.com: From one company’s standard formula to the other’s specialized option for spit up-prone babies, which will serve your family best? 
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Healthy Choices

PMQ Pizza Magazine: In today’s world, “healthy” means different things to different people. Luckily, the versatile shape-shifter that is pizza can accommodate virtually any interpretation
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DASH diet proven to reduce heart disease and high blood pressure

The Ladders: The DASH diet, isn’t all about quick, easy weight loss. Instead, it’s about reducing the risk of disease and l high blood pressure
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Why you should monitor your cholesterol

The Checkup by SingleCare: When levels are too high, it can cause health problems. These steps can lessen your risk
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The One Breakfast Trick for a Flat Belly All Day, Say Experts

Eat This, Not That: How you start your day can make a big difference in successful weight control
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Popular Foods That Have Way Too Much Salt, According to Experts

Eat This, Not That: Sodium is essential to life, and we love how it makes food taste. But take those truths with a grain of salt
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Help Your Results off the Bike With the Right Cycling Diet

openFit: To get the most out of every ride, you need to be mindful of what you do off the bike, and that includes sticking to a healthy cycling diet
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Make every bite count with a mix of whole and refined grains

High Plains Journal: Wheat foods, whether they are whole or refined, are part of a happy and healthy life
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Secretary of Agriculture weighs in on breadbasket checkoff

Food Business News/World Grain/BakingBusiness.com: The US Department of Agriculture is committed to understanding the depth of industry support for a breadbasket checkoff program, before moving forward with such a program
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Researchers Develop a Heart-Healthy HIIT Workout That Only Takes 10 Minutes

Healthline: Experts say what makes this HIIT training so different is the short the intense training bursts of just 4 seconds
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5 Benefits of Bulgur, a Whole Grain Nutritionists Love

The Healthy:  The benefits of bulgur, how to cook it, and recipes for making this whole grain
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Why being ‘skinny fat’ is dangerous for your health and how to fix it

Health Insider: Weight doesn’t always correlate to good health and despite having a low BMI, health problems can arise for those with high body fat percentages and poor metabolic indicators
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Comfy and healthy Trends Power the Breakfast Cereal Market

Food Processing Magazine: Market trends show that consumer desires have enabled cereal manufacturers to combine fun, innovative cereal concepts with health-conscious ingredients
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Surprising Side Effects of Giving Up Grains, Say Dietitians

Eat This, Not That: Going grain-free, while trendy, can have numerous health implications that may cause pause among those looking for better nutrition
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7 Ways to Keep Losing Weight Without Starving Yourself

Open Fit: Tried and true ways to lose weight without feeling deprived or like you’re ready to eat anything within reach
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Chad Donvito: Bakers must share bread’s benefits

BakingBusiness.com: Mr. Donvito argues in favor of the healthfulness of bread, giving bakers the opportunity to share the benefits of grain foods
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Experts Debate: Should You Eat 3 Meals a Day?

MyFitnessPal Blog: Meal size, nutrient flexibility, and time-restricted eating are all contributing factors to what meal schedule is right for you
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This Is What a CSA Box Is—and 7 Ways It Can Improve Your Health

The Healthy: Freshly-picked produce through community-supported agriculture programs allows customers to enjoy peak flavor and nutrition while supporting local farms
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Surprising Side Effects Alcohol Has on Your Gut, Says Science

Eat This, Not That: Although not as immediately noticeable as bloating, other gastrointestinal issues lie beneath the surface of alcohol consumption
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Flowers’ Mukherjee sees concerning trends

BakingBusiness.com: Near complete household penetration may mask underlying challenges faced by the packaged bread industry
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Good-For-You Grains! These Are the 8 Best Nutritionist-Recommended Whole Grain Foods to Add to Your Diet

Parade: The good carbs found in whole grains are packed with nutritional value and offer a wide range of health benefits
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Antibiotic Exposure in Infants May Impact Immune Response to Future Allergens

VeryWell Family: New research published by the American Society for Microbiology has shown that antibiotic exposure in infancy could lead to an irreversible altered genetic makeup of the microbiota in babies
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Can The Food Supply Chain Handle Another Ketchup Shortage?

Market Scale: Supply chain weaknesses exposed during COVID pandemic have caused widespread effects on restaurants and small businesses alike
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Soup-to-Nuts Podcast: Grain consumption is up – but will the momentum sustain post-pandemic?

FoodNavigator-usa.com : Greater consumer understanding of nutrition has led to a bounce-back rise of per capita flour consumption, breaking a 30-year low
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3 Reasons to Embrace, Love and Enjoy All Grain Foods

BrandPoint (Mat Release) English: Despite their reputation, non-whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet and can offer versatility and affordability for the whole family
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Review Concludes Refined Grains Have a Place in Healthy Eating Patterns

Nutraceuticals World: Both whole grains and refined grains (especially those which are enriched or fortified with nutrients which the American diet falls short on) can be optimal
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Flagels, Chaffles, and Other Curious Bread Substitutes for Low-Carb Diets

Cheapism/MSN Lifestyle/Aol: Creative and tasty bread alternatives that deliver on flavor without completely eliminating carbs
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Melchiorre sees youth as vulnerability for baking

BakingBusiness.com: Younger consumers are purchasing baked goods with lower frequency than previous generations
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Panel digs deep into value of grains as part of healthy diet

World Grain: Whole grains and refined grains both can make meaningful nutrient contributions to dietary patterns and add nutrient density
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Panel finds meaningful nutrition contributions from grains

Baking Business: Whole grains and refined grains both can make meaningful nutrient contributions to dietary patterns and add nutrient density
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Nutritionists Swear by These Tasty Road Trip Snacks

Yahoo Life/Oprah Daily: Balanced meals and snacks that deliver steady forms of energy are vital to stay alert help avoid the drive-thru on road trips
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GFF flags increased demand for grain-based ingredients as home baking booms

Food Ingredients 1st: Christine Cochran, executive director at GFF, shares her insights on the home-baking trend and how grain ingredients have moved further into the spotlight
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Bread shortages during COVID-19, and personal storytelling: Q&A with Grain Foods Foundation

SF & WB: Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery speaks with Christine Cochran, executive director of GFF, to talk COVID-19 trends in the grain industry
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Experts Agree: Essential to Healthy Diet, Refined Grains Help Combat Nutrient Deficiency

Yahoo Finance/Fitness Trainer Mag/Perishable News/SF&WB: A new study recently published in Current Developments in Nutrition highlights the importance of including refined grains as part of a healthy diet – and, more importantly, the risks of excluding this dietary staple that Americans may not fully understand
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Which Food-Tracking Method Works Best for Weight Loss?

MyFitnessPal Blog: The wide-array of food-tracking methods can be overwhelming. To help figure out what’s sustainable for you and your individual weight-loss journey, we asked weight-loss experts about the pros and cons of each approach
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One Major Side Effect of Eating Bread, Say Dietitians

Eat This, Not That/Yahoo!Life/MSN Lifestyle/Yahoo Canada Style/Yahoo In Style: Like many store-bought foods, the quality of a food will make or break its health benefits
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7 Creative Ways to Use Herbs for Flavorful Meals

MyFitnessPal Blog: Herbs add delicious flavor and provide antioxidants to combat inflammation. Here’s how to switch up the fresh or dried herbs you use to transform a dish from boring and bland to extra tasty
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Vegan Diet Could Affect Bone Health, Study Suggests

VeryWell Fit: A new study suggests that a vegan diet may have an adverse effect on bone health due to a lack of essential nutrients, however vegans can take dietary supplements to ensure they get what they need for optimum bone health
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What Happens to Your Body When you Eat Baked Oats

Eat This, Not That: See what nutritionists think of the increasingly popular breakfast food
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Dieting and Still Not Losing Weight? This Could be Why

Eat This, Not That: These mistakes could be the reason your diet isn't sending those pounds packing
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Foods Proven to Do Bad Things to Your Stomach, According to Doctors

Eat This, Not That: Many over-processed foods are loaded with an amalgamation of unhealthy ingredients that can cause irritation, exacerbate pre-existing stomach problems, or even be the cause of new ones
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Experts Debate: Could Artificial Sweeteners Hamper Weight Loss?

MyFitnessPal Blog: Artificial sweeteners have been getting a bad rap due to emerging research that suggests they might not be a fix for weight loss and could, in fact, actually cause weight gain, among other health problems
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How to Spot Misleading Food Packaging Tricks

MyFitnessPal Blog: It’s essential to be mindful of what’s being marketed, and just as importantly not marketed, on food packaging
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We Just Discovered the Easiest Healthiest Hack for Oatmeal

Eat This, Not That: Did you know that there are actually preparation methods that could increase oatmeal's health benefits?
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IBA shares bread checkoff hostility with Vilsack

Food Business News: Even as the Grain Foods Foundation is marshaling support for a new iteration of the breadbasket checkoff program, a vocal group of bakers remains opposed to a program
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Nutritionists Reveal the Snacks You’ll Find in Their Kitchens

AllRecipes: Snacking might have gotten a bad reputation in healthy eating circles, but a balanced snack can be the secret to weight management and great nutrition
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The Very Worst Comfort Foods for Weight Loss, According to Experts

Eat This, Not That/News Break: Notoriously high in calories, fatty and sugary, comfort foods are often completely devoid of any nutritionally redeeming qualities
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Two Apples a Day? Research Finds Right Mix of Fruits and Veggies for Longer Life

VeryWell Fit: Easy ways to add more fruits and veggies into your diet include adding them to soups, stews, and baked foods
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Weight-Loss Trends Dietitians Say to Take or Leave

MyFitnessPal Blog: Nutrition pros share the popular weight-loss methods they’re loving and would like to see stick around, and the ones they wish would just go away already
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Surprising Side Effects of Eating Oatmeal, According to Science

Eat This, Not That: This breakfast staple packs more in every bowl than you might expect
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10 Condiments to Always Leave on Grocery Store Shelves

Eat This, Not That: Keep an eye on nutrition labels and be careful not to get too many calories from high-fat or high-sugar condiments
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Indulge in chocolate, red wine, and these other heart-healthy tips for Valentine’s Day

The Checkup by SingleCare: The best way to protect your heart is by eating plenty of heart-healthy foods and avoiding over-consuming options that are less healthy
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What Every Healthy Person Secretly Does But Would Never Admit

Health Digest: Beneath the surface of every healthy person is a human being — and an imperfect one at that
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19 Healthiest Snacks to Buy for the Super Bowl, According to Dietitians

Eat This, Not That: These sweet and savory snacks won't make your waistline feel like it got sacked
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Urgent Signs You Need to Eat Better Now, According to Science

Eat This, Not That: Do your meals come with a side of hunger, exhaustion, and digestive problems?
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You’re Probably Not Getting Enough Fiber — Here’s Why it Matters and How to Fix It

AllRecipes: Less than five percent of Americans are getting enough fiber in their diets
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Vitamins Your Body Really Needs to Get Every Day

Health Digest: The most important vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis — and how to get most of them in the meals that you eat
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15 Foods That Should Never Be On Your COVID Shopping List

Eat This, Not That: Stay in good health by avoiding these unhealthy foods
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Mediterranean and MIND Diets Linked to Later Onset of Parkinson’s Disease

VeryWell Fit: While it’s not possible to prevent Parkinson’s disease, some lifestyle changes may help reduce your risk
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Surprising Things No One Tells You About Losing Weight

Health Digest: While many know the most common health benefits to losing weight, there are other aspects of losing weight that no one talks about
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Certain Exercises May Have Unique Longevity Benefits, Study Suggests

VeryWell Fit: A recent study suggests that certain types of exercise, including stretching and volleyball, are associated with longer life
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Dietary Guidelines Furnish New Grain Opportunities

Bake for the Future Podcast: Whole grains are recognized as one of the three food groups that are fundamental constituents of a healthy dietary pattern--along with fruits and vegetables
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Make every bite count: Ag groups welcome new dietary guidelines

AGRINews: That included maintaining recommendations for a healthy American adult to consume grain foods, six 1-ounce servings daily, and half of those servings to come from whole grains
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Grain, pulse producers happy with new U.S. food guide

The Western Producer: The guidelines are a map for consumers, policymakers and administrators of feeding programs
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In too deep? Industry’s role in Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025

Nutrition Insight: Industry has hit back at accusations of its over-involvement in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025
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Shaping Better Nutrition Messages

Today's Dietician: Strategies nutrition professionals can employ to improve the way they communicate nutrition messages, and ways to address misleading claims and incomplete messages about food and nutrition
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New dietary guidelines recommend grains at all life stages

The Shelby Report: The Grain Chain, a farm to fork coalition of stakeholders in the grain industry sector, praises the recommendation published in the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
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2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines For Americans Recommend Grains at All Life Stages, Maintains Existing Serving Size For Whole and Enriched Grains

Perishable News: Grains, both enriched and whole, play a key role in healthy dietary patterns and diet quality
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Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025 : Include grains as a healthy eating pattern at any life stage

Sound Health & Lasting Wealth: Consume half of your grains from whole grain sources
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Choosing Whole Grains May Improve Your Cardiovascular Health

VeryWell Health: Consuming whole grains can lead to some positive cardiovascular health outcomes, but not necessarily a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
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8 ways to measure weight-loss success without a scale

Weight Watchers Canada: How to track progress without playing the numbers game
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Fibre 101

Weight Watchers Canada: Why we need it, where to get it, and how to know if you’re getting enough
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Can Food Packaging Carry Coronavirus? We Asked Food Safety Experts

Eat This, Not That!/MSN Lifestyle/Yahoo In Style/Yahoo Canada Style: The best ways to safely handle your groceries during the pandemic
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Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: Frosted Mini-Wheats ‘Morning Craze’ Game

Promo Marketing: Nowadays, kids get full board games with their cereal
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Grain Foods Foundation continues efforts on breadbasket checkoff redux

World-Grain.com: Current efforts are centered on dialogue with the US Department of Agriculture and continued agency interactions related to prospective promotion programs
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Can Kids Safely Eat Protein Bars? We Asked 2 Experts to Break It Down For Us

PopSugar Family: Dr. Shah recommended looking at the label and steering clear of bars that are packed with preservatives, additives, and other unhealthy ingredients
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4 Myths About Carbs That Crazy Diets Want You to Believe

Men's Health: Fruits and veggies alone won't cut it, and neither will prioritizing fat over whole grains and other sources of fibre, experts say
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10 Things to Know Before Trying the Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet

MyFitnessPal Blog: It’s important to prioritize complex carbs, healthy fats, lean proteins and veggies while easing in slowly to prevent cravings
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Back to School Breakfast 101

Chesapeake Family Life: Students who eat a healthy breakfast do better on standardized tests, pay attention and behave better in class, and are less frequently tardy, absent, or sent to the nurse’s office
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