Ultimate Guide to Different Types of Grains

different types of grains 

Nowadays, the rise in awareness about consuming a healthy diet is unfathomable. All social media platforms are fraught with loads of information about healthy food ingredients, such as grains or leafy greens. Popular influencers seem to be endlessly raving about how their bodies have responded well after switching to a healthy and … Read more

Is Granola a Healthy Choice?

Granola is a popular snack or cereal for many of us. It’s a major ingredient in trail mixes, which is a staple for our road trips and other travels. Some may also prefer it to sugary cereal or plain cornflakes for their breakfast. Others mix it into yogurt or add several more … Read more

Stack a Smarter Sandwich

Stack a Smarter Sandwich

Today is National Sandwich Day; but America’s favorite handheld meal isn’t always the greatest go-to when it comes to nutrition. According to one study, 49% of Americans age 20 and older eat a sandwich every day. And sandwiches account for roughly 1/5 of daily sodium intake. If you stack it wrong, your … Read more

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

Cereal Fiber Beats Back Diabetes Risk

If you need yet another reason to get your fiber on – a new study shows cereal fiber can help keep diabetes at bay. A study published in the journal Diabetologia showed that not only does dietary fiber help fight type 2 diabetes risk, but it also helps lower Body Mass Index … Read more

Grain Bashing Takes a Back Seat

Grain Bashing Takes a Back Seat

“Carbs are destroying your brain,” crows the Grain Brain diet book. While “Wheat is why you’re sick,” screams the Wheat Belly diet book. Despite a recent spate of grain bashing, new research indicates that eating grains has a more positive health impact than refraining from them. The Grain Foods Foundation (who, granted, … Read more

Can Whole Grain Intake Reduce Mortality Rate?

A variety of foods made from wheat

According to 2015 research, consuming a high amount of whole grain is linked to the lower risk of premature death since it lowers the causes of early death like type 2 diabetes (Mellitus), major chronic diseases, and cardiovascular disease. The study was based on two substantial cohort surveys, including 43,744 males from … Read more

Gluten Free Grains, Guilt Free

Gluten Free Grains, Guilt Free

“I’ve only been gluten free for a week, but I’m already really annoying,” declares the cartoon caption from a recent New Yorker magazine. Almost as trendy as eating gluten free is the trend of writing about how gluten free diets aren’t healthy. And the gluten free bandwagon certainly has been taking a … Read more

Everything about Sprouted Grains

Mixed bean sprouts (shoots)

Healthy eating is a lifestyle: you start eating wholesome and healthy foods while also informing yourself on several things about organic food items and how they are grown. You start skimming down the list of ingredients in various packaged foods, such as bread. Of the numerous healthy items you can include in … Read more

Pelletized Fiber: Coming to Your Cereal Soon

Pelletized Fiber: Coming to Your Cereal Soon

General Mills announced recently that it has filed a patent on a technique to pelletize fiber and calcium for use in ready-to-eat (RTE) breakfast cereals. The process will use a gelatinized starch to coalesce calcium and fiber for the purpose of supplementing processed cereals. Mmmm… Is this a big deal? Well…General Mills … Read more

Ancient Grains Gobbledygook

Ancient Grains Gobbledygook

Ancient grains are having their day in the sun…and rightly so: grains like quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth, and spelt are being “rediscovered” and lauded for their nutrition benefits and whole grain attributes. In their pure form, these whole grains are good sources of fiber, B vitamins and other minerals and nutrients. But as … Read more