8/19/2012 9:07:34 PM
You have to go with USDA certified organic grain in order to get most of the health benefits . . . for example, selenium which is scientifically proven to have a positive impact against cancer, and is touted to be found in grain, IS NOT in conventional grain - it's so reduced in conventional grain as to be insignificant.
Grains WERE the perfect food . . . before manufacturing plants made processed foods out of them, and before man messed with them genetically and otherwise.
Don't eat processed foods, because regardless of whether or not they're made with whole wheat or whole grains they are nutritional trash. And don't eat conventional grains.
To get reasonable prices on organic grains without growing your own, order in bulk from Azure Standard, www.azurrestandard.com. Learn to cook from scratch instead of eating processed foods (this is a process), learn to grind your own flour from whole grains (this is super easy, just google it there are a million bloggers who will show you how), and bake your own bread from scratch (again this is fast and easy once you get the hang of it and there are a million bloggers who will love to show you how, they already right at this moment have instructions and even videos on their blogs for you to teach you how) - THEN and only then is it healthy bread, healthy oatmeal, healthy whole grains, etc. It's easier and faster than you think. Just another lifestyle change to navigate, and one that is well worth it. You will never go back to eating nutritional trash again.
Remember the divided plate, and to reduce carbs. No I did NOT say low carb. By and large we eat way too much carbs, and can reduce them significantly by half or more, and still be eating more than the recommended amount of carbs. Too much homemade from scratch with organic grains bread, is STILL bad. Follow the divided plate, and increase your consumption of non-starchy veggies and low-sugar fruit. Everything in moderation . . . even organic whole grains.