Whole grains are often in the news these days, and for good reason.
- They’re delicious, inexpensive and packed with protein, B vitamins, minerals and fiber.
- Grains contain many of the same antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables.
- Research shows a diet high in whole grains may help prevent heart disease, some cancers, obesity and diabetes.
Look for grains in their least processed form, and try to eat them everyday. Some immediate benefits you might notice are stable blood sugar, less hunger between meals, and better weight management. Sure, cooking whole grains can sometimes take a little longer to prepare than their quick and instant counterparts, but the benefits and flavor of whole grain are worth the extra effort.