Brown Rice Helps Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Brown Rice Helps Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

A study published in this week’s Archives of Internal Medicine indicates that substituting brown rice for white rice can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Researchers from Harvard and Brigham & Women’s Hospital found that nurses enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study and the Nurses Health Study I and II who had … Read more

CSPI’s Whole Grain Finds & Frauds

CSPI’s Whole Grain Finds & Frauds

The Center for Science in the Public Interest publishes the Nutrition Action Health Letter, the “World’s Largest Circulation Health Newsletter”. At $10 for a yearly subscription, the newsletter is an outstanding deal if you are interested in nutrition and enjoy humorous takes on the topic. The newsletter summarizes nutrition-related research, advocates for stricter nutrition labeling … Read more

Make Half Your Grains Whole

Make Half Your Grains Whole

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2005 are being revised and are slated to be released as the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 in the fall of this year. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines encourage Americans to “make half your grains whole”. But what exactly does this mean? According to the DHHS and USDA’s President’s Food Safety … Read more

List of Whole Grains and Not Whole Grains

Various grain products on a table

Chances are you’ve eaten a lot of grains already, but are you sure that what you’re eating is the healthiest kind? Whole grains are an essential part of a healthy diet, and they are the best type of grain to add to your diet. All types of grains are great sources of complex carbs and … Read more