Monday, August 15, 2011

Whole Grains...still so good for you!

So, with this ever-increasing trend leading us to gluten-free diets, some of you may be wondering if whole grains are good for you anymore? The answer is an emphatic YES! If you are not gluten-intolerant, whole grains are definitely good for you! The fact is, our body needs the fiber, selenium, potassium, magnesium and other naturally-occuring vitamins and minerals in whole grain foods. Whole grains are one of the best sources of complex carbohydrates for your body. Complex carbohydrates are carbohydrates that release energy slowly and for longer periods of time so you have more energy and stamina throughout the day. And...whole grains are low in fat. If you are confused as to whether a whole grain diet is through my many posts about the health benefits of the multitude of whole grains I use on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, using a variety of grains is a major contributor to most healthy diets. So, before you abandon your whole grain diet for a gluten-free the following articles about the benefits of a whole grain diet.

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