Tag: types of grains

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

Refined Carbs: Are They Our Worst Enemy?

You’ve heard it before—food is fuel. The energy we get from food comes from three “macronutrients”—protein, fat and carbohydrates. Food also provides us with about 40 micronutrients: vitamins, minerals, fiber and phytonutrients (plant chemicals). Nutrients work together (nutrient synergism) and a diet rich in a variety of whole food fruits

A Gluten-Free Diet Doesn’t Guarantee Better Health

Millions of dollars are spent on gluten-free (GF) foods each year, and many grocery stores offer a wide assortment of GF products, including bread, pasta, crackers, snacks, and desserts. The increased availability of GF foods can be helpful for people who have celiac disease, a condition in which the body

Whole Grains, Defined

Since 2000, whole-grain (WG) intake has been included among the recommendations in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. In the 2005 and 2010 Guidelines the message states, “Eat at least 3 (one)-ounce-equivalents of whole grain daily, and at least half of all grains consumed should be whole grain.” Studies show that,

Great Grains

You’ve planned your meal—a juicy chicken breast, a piece of delicate fish, or a thick, meaty Portobello burger. Now, what to have alongside? Fortunately, the grocery store offers many simple grain side dish mixes that require little more than some water, perhaps a wee bit of oil, and a quick

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