Don’t just improve your health, rock it! Some popular diet books and other sources suggest ditching grains to shed-pounds or improve health, but just the opposite is true, as confirmed by evidence-based science. Grains provide fiber, a healthy plant-based protein, vitamins, minerals and even phytochemicals (which are basically little superhero’s all to themselves!).
Grains, especially whole grains, can provide much-needed fiber in your diet that helps control a quick rise in blood sugar, keeps you feeling full and lowers the “bad” LDL cholesterol. Good digestion is another benefit of rocking the whole grains, which contain lactic acid to feed the better-for-you bacteria in your large intestine.
Let’s get to the nitty gritty – Just HOW do you rock the grains? Rock them in the morning, with a brain-boosting dose of carbohydrates through a whole wheat English muffin with peanut butter or an Ultragrain®flour pancakes with colorful berries! Rock them at lunch, with turkey sandwich on whole grain bread or a bean burrito wrapped in whole grain goodness! Rock them as a snack before a workout, with a refined grain bagel smothered in raspberry jam and some water to get you hydrated to go the distance! You can even rock them for dinner with a whole grain roll, side of barley or wild rice!
Hopefully you now know more about the benefits of grains that will have you and your family excited about including this amazing food group. There are plenty of easy ways to eat your grains, and rock them!