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4. Fill Up with Fiber

Grains and legumes sometimes get a bad rap. For some, it’s because of the belief that carbohydrates cause weight gain. For others, it’s because of the idea that humans didn’t evolve to eat agriculture-based foods like grains and legumes. Yes, whole grains and legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and soybeans) contain

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

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Whole grains are a top source of complex, unrefined carbohydrates (carbs) that provide your body with a slowly released, steady supply of energy. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend getting at least half of your grain servings from whole grains, which is three daily servings of whole grains for the

Managing Diabetes

To avoid an insulin spike, people with diabetes often focus on monitoring a food’s glycemic index (GI)—which measures how rapidly foods boost blood glucose and then ranks them. However, monitoring just your GI can be misleading, says Maryanne Richardson, a registered dietitian nutritionist and a certified diabetes educator at Weill

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

4. Seeds Of Good Health

Grains, legumes (beans, peas, soybeans, and lentils), nuts, and seeds are all packed with nutrients. When you incorporate these foods into your diet, they deliver B vitamins that help drive your metabolism to keep you energized, antioxidants to protect your cells, and dietary fiber to help with blood sugar control

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

3. Whole-Grain Superfoods

Whole grains are a top source of unrefined carbohydrates (carbs), the slowly-digested “fuel” that provides your body with a steady supply of energy needed for the optimal function of all of your body’s systems. Although some fad diets advocate cutting most or all grains and grain products from your diet,

Healthy, Whole-Grain Side Dishes

You’re planning dinner, and you’re starting with a green salad, followed by a piece of baked salmon paired with roasted asparagus. Now, what form of starch will you serve?
Whole grains are one of the best choices for side dishes because they provide fiber and a wealth of nutrients, and they

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