It has been touted that whole grains are healthy. It helps cut the risk of diabetes, obesity, heart disease and some cancers. That’s the reason why health professionals recommend at least three daily servings of whole grains. The reality is, we still eat less than one. It used to be hard to find whole grains in the supermarkets but it has changed fast.
Right now we already have whole grain dishes such as brown rice incorporated on some TV dinners on the frozen section. Whole wheat bakery products are likewise available and even on cereals, manufacturers now use a mixture of whole and refined grains. Be forewarned though, to watch on fiber foolers. There are some products out there that are labeled stone-ground, multi grain and ten-grain which make them seem rich in whole grains when in reality, there’s only a bit if any, has been added. So be sure to check the labels. If you see a product marked “100 percent whole grain” that is a true whole grain. You can also check the ingredients list and if the word “whole” as in “whole wheat flour” or “whole oats” is listed first, the product is a good bet.