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Whole Grains are the Whole Package

These Natural Grains Pack a Nutritional Punch


12/20/2016 6:40:21 AM

I didn't know about the whole grains stamp! Thanks!!
12/15/2016 8:57:30 AM

Not a fan of brown rice way too "chewey" - would rather substitute quinoa or couscous or barley if that's my choice. Otherwise I love whole grains ... always have. It's a throwback to my hippie (instead of hippy ;-) ) days
10/7/2016 3:14:02 AM

That depends on the person's condition.
9/16/2016 10:36:35 AM

I am lately learning or reminding myself about whole grains as I study and try to learn more about bread making. Interesting and challenging!
6/19/2016 11:12:04 AM

CARENNON's SparkPage
@Shadoza "Whole grains are good for you. Some folks read a book and trust the words as fact. The body needs what grain offers and whole grains are better than processed."

Some folds read an article and trust the words as fact.

Seriously, what makes the advice on here necessarily more correct than that of many other books that have multiple studies referenced (rather than the one study referenced here, and the Whole Grains Council - shocker they want you to eat whole grains!).

If someone says the difference is the amount of experience, keep in mind that the authors of those books have just as much, if not more, experience.

So, other than our own biases, who's to say which one is right? Maybe the new books are right and the people still pushing the way of thinking "grains are good, fat is bad", which they've been pushing to us for decades and yet obesity and diabetes still rise at an alarming rate, are wrong?
5/2/2016 3:32:31 PM

RENEETC1's SparkPage
I eat some whole grains (not brown rice, don't like the taste), but my DH is on a low potassium diet and can't eat a lot of whole grains. I'd rather he eat white bread and white rice and not have any trouble, thank you very much.
4/23/2016 9:56:12 AM

this one is easy, as I've been eating whole grains since my mom brought them in when I was a kid. Brown rice and 100% whole wheat bread have been my staples for a lifetime. Especially the rice. Ooooh, I love rice!

Yes, all grains are seeds. In fact every grain is a modified form of grass. They are all in the monocotoledon family. This includes corn.
3/18/2016 6:48:02 PM

I love making all my rice in the rice cooker. I have changed to brown rice in the past year and I just love it!

Great article..

9/27/2015 9:34:08 AM

GMARIE9999's SparkPage
For those who still want to eat brown rice, using a rice cooker really helps speed up the cooking process (and makes the brown rice nice and fluffy).
7/18/2015 10:31:23 AM

MAIA_CALM's SparkPage
Thank you for the article! I only like to eat whole-grain bread. An article about how to read the whole grain label, which is widely in use now, would be helpful. Also, you need to be a bit more detailed when you say it's good for you because a lot of people in the comments are saying it's not. I think unless you have really bad blood sugar, you can eat whole grains for your fiber. So many people have diabetes, or pre-diabetes, and they think everyone does. We don't all have to restrict ourselves to a very limited diet, because we don't all have the same health problem. One of the reasons that I do not overeat is so that I CAN eat whole grains. I can enjoy bread in a sandwich, I can eat a potato roll, I can have shredded wheat cereal or oatmeal for breakfast. This is because I don't have diabetes and my blood sugar isn't out of control.
6/16/2015 8:49:08 PM

CHRIS3874's SparkPage
Actually aren't ALL grains SEEDS??!? I know that wild "rice" is related to grass NOT rice.
5/19/2015 12:03:30 AM

I think this article is helpful. I now have a better idea of what whole grains are, so when I shop I will look for them. Most important I will know what to look for.
8/13/2014 1:36:08 PM

BOOKERA's SparkPage
Thank you for the article. Since I started using SparkPeople, I have made an effort to make sure I am having my healthy grains in most of all my meals.
2/3/2014 4:49:32 PM

DESSECMD's SparkPage
I am newly diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Both my grandmothers and my father were diabetic. My husband's mother was severely afflicted with diabetes and I saw the effects of that. I have a couple brothers who are diabetic. I do not want to get there. I have just started a diabetes prevention program through our local YMCA. I do not want to become a diabetic.
1/25/2014 10:01:13 PM

I'm a newly diagnosed diabetic type 2 and also have NAFL, I am very confused as to what I should be to eating. I have been told to eliminate wheat and to go on a lchf way of life. Any light on this subject would be greatly appreciated. I have read the Wheat Belly and have the cookbook. I think I have a good start, but meal planning is difficult.

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