Whole Grains Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
An article published this week in the Archives of Internal Medicine documented the fact that whole grains have a powerful effect in preventing type 2 diabetes. This study included data from nearly 40,000 men and more than 150,000 women who were followed for several years.Read More
Bran, Brain and Diabetics
Whole grains for the brain win again!The online edition of the journal Circulation just published a study following 7822 women with type 2 diabetes for 26 years. The study gathered details on their diet every four years.Bran intake was divided into five different levels, from low to high. The higher the bran in the women's diets, the fewer heart attacks and…Read More
Sorting Out “Whole Grain” Confusion
Ever wondered why food products labeled "whole grain" still show refined grains in the ingredient list? The US Food and Drug Administration allows any food product that contains at least 51% whole grain to be labeled as "whole-grain" (in the US only). To assure you are getting what you want, make sure the product is labeled "100% whole…Read More
Is Refined Fiber Good for You?
Refined Fiber White flour is produced by removing bran and germ from whole kernels of wheat. The bran fiber that is removed from wheat is indigestible, but it carries a majority of the vitamins and other micronutrients found in wheat. “Refined” white flour is so nutritionally compromised that “enrichment” is needed to add back selected…Read More
Are Expensive Nutritional Supplements Really Needed?
A few weeks ago I received a very enthusiastic phone call from a person who expressed great enthusiasm for PositiveChoices.com. Of course, it is always nice to hear this kind of excitement! However, it wasn't long before he revealed the true purpose of his call. He wanted us to place a link to his website…Read More
Only 4% of Americans Eat Recommended Amount of Grains!
If you are like most Americans, you are not getting enough daily grains in your diet. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 6 servings of grains per day. Only 4% of Americans say they are eating that level according to a new poll published by the Grain Foods Foundation. This poll found the average daily…Read More
Eating Enough Whole Grains? You May Be Surprised!
According to the Whole Grains Council, Americans average less than one serving of whole grains per day, falling far short of the three or more ounces recommended daily in the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines. You can learn about the many health benefits, food labeling issues, and serving sizes at Whole Grains 101--a plethora of easy…Read More