Thursday, December 9, 2010

Healthy grains, healthy living

Whole grains are a good source of fiber, vitamins, minerals and proteins. They contain little fat and can be prepared and consumed in various ways.

Our lifestyle is very hectic, so it's easier to eat on the run. Unfortunately, most fast foods rarely contain the nutrients found in whole grains. Like most busy people do not plan their meal before going to the grocery store, they are unfortunate food choices once they are there.

What can you do to eat more whole grains? It's easy, and requires little time and effort. You will immediately notice the benefits of this change.

* Always check whether the term "whole grain" is indicated on the label. Any variation is only an imitation.

* Make sure the hot or cold cereal you eat for breakfast contain at least 4 grams of fiber per serving and whole grains.

* There are several kinds of breads, bagels, muffins and rolls that contain whole wheat, bran, oatmeal and multigrain whose nutritional value is high.

* Pancakes and waffles sold at the grocery store are often available in whole grain version. They are more nutritious than enriched wheat.

* The rye crackers, flatbreads and multigrain crackers are an excellent source of fiber.

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