We're eating far too few whole grain foods according to a recent
report in the Journal of the American
Dietetic Association. In fact, data from the report indicates that less
than 5 percent of those surveyed ate the recommended 3 servings of whole grain
foods daily. Whole grains are those foods made from the entire kernel of grain
including the outer grain covering that is typically removed during processing
as in the production of white flour.
Those eating higher quantities of whole grain foods have been shown to
have lower incidences of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity as
well as certain types of cancer. So when choosing breads, pastas and cereals,
opt for those made from whole grain instead of those made from processed
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association. October 2010.