Holy Whole Grains!

I was watching TV the other day and was struck by the fact that EVERY cereal commercial advertised whole grains.  From Cheerios to Lucky Charms, from Kashi to Cocoa Puffs, they have all claimed to contain whole grains.

What are whole grains?  Exactly what they say, they are the whole grain of a plant, unprocessed, for example, Whole Wheat, Oats, Rice or Barley.  Undamaged by processing, the whole grain provides a source of fiber (for energy), vitamins and proteins.

Look at the label and make sure it reads Whole Wheat, Whole Rolled Oats, Rice, etc.  These ingredients should be the first ingredients, not milled corn, enriched flour or sugar.

A couple of websites to further your knowledge:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/guides/grains.php

http://www.wholegrainscouncil.org/

 

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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