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How to Get the Best Cooking Results with Whole Grains

There are numerous reasons why the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans suggests that you make half your daily grain servings whole grains. Quinoa, brown rice, barley, oats, and other whole grains deliver more nutrients than refined grains, and because of their nutrient density, studies have linked whole-grain consumption to better

3. The Foods You Need

Nutrition scientists often differentiate between “energy-dense” and “nutrient-dense” foods. In terms of nutrition, “energy” equals calories, so foods that are energy-dense contain a lot of calories for the amount of food—sugar, for example, which packs 773 calories per cup. The same amount of a non-energy dense food like chopped carrots,

6. Fiber-Rich Grains Aid Healthy Aging

A component found in many plant foods that has been linked with being disease- and disability-free in older age might surprise you: It’s dietary fiber. Researchers who followed some 1,600 initially healthy people, ages 49 and older, for 10 years reported that those with the highest intake of fiber had

5. Whole Grains and Fiber

Fiber from Grains
The recommended amount of fiber is 25 grams per day for women ages 18 to 50 and 38 grams for men ages 18 to 50. Calorie needs decrease as you get older, and so does the recommendation for fiber; for women and men over age 50, it drops

3. Foods For Your Heart and Brain

When choosing foods that will benefit both your heart and brain, it pays to think in terms of tradeoffs. Even healthy foods contain calories, and if you eat too many calories, you will gain weight and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease and cognitive decline. That’s why nutrition experts advise

Reap Cardiovascular Benefits From Whole Grains

Switching your breakfast cereal (see “Supermarket Sleuth,” page 5), upgrading your sandwich bread, and giving the grains on your dinner plate a makeover may help protect your heart. Whole grains have been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as lower risks of cancer, respiratory disease, infectious

5. Make Half Your Grains Whole

Fiber for Your Heart
You can obtain much of the dietary fiber you need by eating grains. Tufts’ MyPlate for Older Adults provides examples of choices that are high in fiber, such as whole and fortified grains and 100% whole-wheat bread. Fiber from grains is known as “cereal fiber,” a term

New Reasons to Eat More Whole Grains and Fiber

Take a look in your pantry. Do you see whole-grain pasta? Does the label on your bread say “100% whole wheat”? (Are you sure? Don’t be fooled by terms like “multigrain.”) Is your breakfast cereal made with whole grains?
“We are very fortunate these days—for almost any type of baked product

3. Choosing Healthy Heart-Brain Foods

The Need for Nutrient Density
Another concept emphasized in the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) is nutrient density. You need to consume nutrient-dense foods and beverages to get enough of the nutrients you need without consuming too many calories. Aim to get as much nutritional “bang” for your caloric “bucks”

A Diet High in Refined Carbohydrates May Increase Depression Odds

A high glycemic index diet—that is, a diet high in refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white flour, and white rice found in many processed, packaged foods—may lead to increased risk of depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (online, June

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