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Whole grains can increase your lifespan, decrease diabetes, heart disease risk and more

1/27/2015 - From every angle, the general population is starving, in desperate need of more than just food and empty, nutritionless calories. The supermarkets are full of empty-calorie food products that have been stripped of their nutrition. The void is real. It can be seen in the people's faces, passing by one...

Five sensational whole grains to eat now

9/20/2013 - The evils of fatty carbohydrates have been drilled into your head since the beginning of craze dieting. Over time, professional dieticians have advocated for whole grains, as they are actually good for us and should be added to your daily diet. So, it turns out that not all carbs are as evil as we thought. But...

Easy ways to eat more whole grains

8/22/2013 - For those who are used to white bread and donuts, switching over to whole grains could come as a challenge. But eating whole grains has many health benefits and can help with management of both weight and cholesterol levels. So how do you go about eating more whole grains? The process starts by identifying...

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...

Brown rice and other whole grains can prevent type 2 diabetes

7/6/2010 - Natural health advocates have long advocated nutrient-dense whole grains over the bleached and processed kinds, like white rice and white bread. Brown rice, for example, is loaded with fiber, B vitamins, phytochemicals and other nutrients. Scientists are now documenting that it has specific disease-fighting...

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...

Whole Grains Give Health

2/27/2009 - What is white flour? It is from the same wheat plant as whole wheat, but the grain has been bleached and the outer hull, or shell of the grain has been removed. The outer shell is hard and protects the soft inner layer that we eat. However it contains most of the nutrients and the food value in the...

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...

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...

Whole Grains Cut Risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 40 Percent

6/9/2008 - Eating a diet high in whole grains and other fiber-rich foods can drastically lower a person's risk of pancreatic cancer, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of California at San Francisco and published in the American Journal of Epidemiology. "There is a possibility...

Whole Grains Consumption Cuts Heart Failure Risk in Men by 29 Percent

5/5/2008 - Eating whole grain cereal for breakfast every day can reduce a man's risk of heart disease by 29 percent, according to a study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. The Physicians Health Study I surveyed 21,000 U.S. doctors on their diets and health status over the course of 19 years. In this...

Whole Grains Found to Stabilize Blood Sugar For up to Ten Hours

1/12/2008 - When eaten as part of a breakfast with a low glycemic index, whole grains can help control blood sugar all day long, according to a study conducted at Lund University in Sweden. A breakfast with a low glycemic index even appeared to improve alertness and mental function. Anne Nilsson of the Unit...

Whole grains, fish lower asthma risk in children

12/18/2006 - Children who eat whole grains and fish are far less likely to develop asthma and wheezing than children who do not consume adequate amounts of those foods, according to new Dutch research published in the journal Thorax. A team of researchers from the National Institute of Public Health and the Environment...

Eating whole grains could slash diabetes risk in black women

10/13/2006 - In the past, studies have shown that magnesium-rich whole grains could lower diabetes risk in white women, and new research from the Harvard School of Public Health, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Boston University suggests the benefits also apply to black women. "The take home message is that...

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. ...

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