White Bread Wiggles Out of Trouble

White Bread Wiggles Out of Trouble

A new study published in the online edition of Nutrition Reviews concludes that eating up to 50% of your grains from refined grain sources does not significantly increase disease risk. The review article, entitled “Evaluation of the evidence between consumption of refined grains and health outcomes” looked at 135 articles published on the topic from … Read more

Uncle Ben: How Can White Rice be Whole Grain?

Uncle Ben: How Can White Rice be Whole Grain?

Uncle Ben – that master of parboiled gummy rice-like starch – released a new product in 2011: Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain White Rice. Many people wondered: how can white rice be whole grain? In fact, there were several articles published on a variety of newspapers, blogs, and magazines asking that very question or one similar. … Read more

The King of Whole Wheat Flours

The King of Whole Wheat Flours

If you like to bake and are interested in experimenting with some unique, higher fiber flours – check out King Arthur Flours. King Arthur is one of the most well-loved lines of whole wheat flour products. The basics you can get in any grocery store – but for some of the more uncommon varieties, you’ll … Read more

Post Wheat ‘n Bran Shredded Wheat – America’s Weetabix?

Post Wheat ‘n Bran Shredded Wheat – America’s Weetabix?

If you have traveled or lived anywhere with a British influence, you’ve no doubt come into contact with Weetabix Cereal. It’s a simple, straightforward whole wheat cereal, and only recently available – but not that well-received – in US grocery stores. Here at home, Post Cereals now offers a very similar product, Post Wheat ‘n … Read more

Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko

Ian’s Whole Wheat Panko

Panko is a Japanese-style breadcrumb that differs from traditional breadcrumbs in that it is made from bread without crusts. Panko is great for adding to stuffing in stuffed foods (mushrooms, peppers, etc.) or for breading fish or chicken. You can use panko as a casserole topper or to crunch up any dish requiring a broiled … Read more

Are You Delusional About Your Diet?

Are You Delusional About Your Diet?

General Mills – “The World’s Sixth Largest Food Company” – recently conducted a poll of 1,010 adults questioning them about their whole grain intake. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed said they think they eat enough whole grains in their diet – despite the fact that the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee says that 95% of Americans … Read more

Fiber as a Blood Pressure Lowering Medication?

Fiber as a Blood Pressure Lowering Medication?

A study published in this month’s American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that eating 3 servings of whole grains per day can decrease the incidence of heart attack by 15% and stroke by 25%. The study was designed and conducted by researchers from the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, College of Life Sciences and … Read more

Whole Grain Fiber Helps Fight Belly Fat

Fiber Fuels the Battle Against Belly Fat

A new study in this month’s The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that people who eat three or more whole grain servings a day while keeping refined grains to less than one serving per day have 10% less belly fat than those not following this pattern. The study – conducted by researchers at the … Read more

Doctor Kracker to the Rescue

Doctor Kracker to the Rescue

Any fiber fanatic can tell you that a whole grain cracker that doesn’t taste like cardboard is a rare find. On a recent Virgin America flight, I came into first contact with Doctor Kracker’s Organic Seeded Spelt Snack Flat – an impressive commercial application of some lesser-used whole grain ingredients. The seeded spelt snack flat … Read more

Kellogg’s Bumps up Fiber in Some Special K Cereals

Kellogg’s Bumps up Fiber in Some Special K Cereals

With its “Special K Challenge“, Special K has gone to great lengths to advertise the link between its cereal and weight loss. The “Challenge” is to make 3 of your 4 small daily meals either Special K cereal or one of their bar or shake products. The problem is, that while its low in calories … Read more