Only 3% of kids and 8% of adults in the US consume the minimum recommended three servings of whole grains daily.
Including whole grains in your diet is one of the tastiest and most effective ways to reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, many cancers, and obesity. For best results include 3 servings of whole grains every day.
Here are 7 easy ways to get 3 servings a day. (1 serving is 1/2 cup prepared whole grains like oatmeal or brown rice; 1 slice of 100% whole wheat bread; a “serving” (check nutrition label) of any 100% whole grain cereal; 1 oz of 100% whole grain crackers/snacks):
If you want to be adventurous try the “other” more exotic whole grains – farro, kamut, spelt, amaranth and kasha.
If diabetic, pre-diabetic, overweight or trying to lose weight, physically intact grains are best. In other words, avoid breads and crackers.
Did you know what you eat can affect your sleep?
Learn how to optimize your sleep quality with diet and lifestyle.
Click the image below for details!