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Watch out: 'whole grain' labels may be deceptive

1/24/2013 - Lack of a unified standard for defining "whole grain" foods places consumers at risk of being misled, warn Harvard University researchers in an study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition. For example, products labeled with one of the most widely used whole-grain certifications were found...

Enriching gluten-free and wheat products doesn't make them healthy

4/14/2012 - The Standard American Diet, otherwise referred to as S.A.D., consists of low quality factory farmed meats, over-processed packaged foods with vitamins and minerals added back in, condiments, and a leaf of iceberg lettuce as the vegetable for the day -- SAD indeed. Packaged processed foods made with...

Five reasons show why not to avoid all grains (Opinion)

3/31/2011 - Recently grains have been vilified: gluten is blamed for a variety of digestive disorders. Carbs are blamed for weight gain. And many people insist that soaking grains is necessary for good digestion. Is it possible that organic whole wheat is unhealthy? If you shy away from grains, here are five surprising...

Disable phytic acid with phytase and decrease whole grain toxicity (Opinion)

3/15/2011 - A large body of evidence exists that shows that eating the entire grain rich in phytic acid may lead to losses in zinc, iron, vitamin C and fat-soluble vitamin D. Part of the solution to this plant toxin is to disable phytic acid with the enzyme phytase. Phytase is the enzyme that neutralizes phytic...

Research finds whole grain consumption linked to decreased visceral abdominal fat

3/13/2011 - A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition is one of several studies showing that whole grain intake decreases visceral abdominal fat and is associated with a lower incidence of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance. Unfortunately, in our nutrition illiterate society carbohydrates...

(Part III) Whole grain toxicity - Phytic acid causes bone loss (Opinion)

11/25/2010 - In the previous installments, you learned how phytic acid in grains can block iron and zinc absorption, inhibit enzyme function, and lead to poor bone growth. In this article we will examine the surprising connection between whole grains and bone loss. As early as 1949, the researcher Dr. Edward...

(Part II) Whole grain toxicity - Phytic acid causes mineral deficiencies (Opinion)

11/6/2010 - In the last installment of this whole grain article series, we looked at phytic acid and its potentially negative health effects. Phytic acid is an indigestible form of the mineral phosphorous, which we need. High-phytate diets result in mineral deficiencies. In populations where cereal grains provide...

Swap Wheat and Processed Carbs for Whole Grains

10/8/2009 - With 78% of Americans saying they are trying to eat more whole grains, wheat might be the typical go-to for breads and other baked products. Wheat is commonly overused which can lead to food sensitivities and intolerances, with wheat allergies on the rise. Some even suffer from a condition known as...

Dietary Fiber and Whole Grains Lower Risk of Small Intestine Cancer

12/13/2008 - The link between the consumption of more dietary fiber and whole grains and a lower incidence of colorectal cancer has been well established through a number of epidemiological studies. Evidence regarding the relationship between such eating habits and the risk of getting cancer of the small intestine...

The Whole Grain Scam: How to Make Grains Fit to Eat

10/16/2008 - As you walk down the grocery aisles, you are bombarded with whole grain cereals, breads and other bakery products. Major companies have a big TV campaign promoting their whole grain cereals. Aside from the fact that many of these are loaded with sugar and few are 100% whole grain, are these foods really...

Sara Lee Bakery Manufacturer Sued Over "Misleading" Whole Grains Claims

7/13/2008 - A non-profit organization has announced its intention to sue baked goods manufacturer Sara Lee for "misleading" claims about the whole grain nature of some of its products. The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sent a letter to Sara Lee announcing CSPI's intention to file a lawsuit...

Bring on the Bran -- Whole Grain Is Better at All Ages (press release)

8/30/2006 - It doesn’t matter how old you are, whole grain bread is still better for you than white bread. A new study led by University of Maryland assistant professor Nadine Sahyoun, an expert in nutrition for older adults, shows that among older adults those who eat whole grains foods instead of refined...

Whole Grain Foods Are Simple Way to Fight Childhood Obesity (press release)

8/28/2006 - As childhood obesity continues to grow on an epidemic scale in the United States, experts are suggesting a number of simple ways parents can encourage healthy eating early in life. One of the simplest ways is integrating whole grains into a child's diet. ...

Whole grain-rich diet may reduce gum disease risk (press release)

8/18/2006 - Eating lots of whole grains may do more than lower a person's risk of developing diabetes or heart disease, as has been previously reported. New study findings suggest a diet rich in whole grains may lower the likelihood of developing periodontitis, or gum disease, as well. "A diet that is beneficial...

Interview with Robert Leventry of Inca Organics on healthy, versatile quinoa

1/1/2006 - Mike: We're here today with Robert Leventry of Inca Organics, and that's www.IncaOrganics.com. You are an importer of whole grain quinoa? Leventry: Right, along with black amaranth, but, by far, the majority of our sales are the whole grain quinoa. Mike: I've been a big proponent of quinoa for...

General Mills takes leadership step in switching to whole grain breakfast cereals

5/16/2005 - Take a look at a box of whole grain Total breakfast cereal from General Mills. This is the company that has decided to switch all of their cereal products to whole-grain products. In terms of public health and nutrition, this is a very big deal. First off, I'm impressed. I give a thumbs-up to General...

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