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Whole Grains - Have you changed your habits?

Whole grain sales have increased 17% in the last year according to the Packaged Facts market research firm. Diets rich in whole grains are linked to numerous benefits, such as decreased heart disease risk, improved digestive health, and reduction in cancer. Retail sales hit $5 billion in 2008 and anticipated to reach $6 billion by 2013.

Fortunately, this appears to be a new trend that is not a short term “fad”!

Great sources of whole grains include:

100% whole wheat bread
Whole wheat pasta
Whole grain cereal
Barley
Oatmeal
Brown rice
Wild rice
Buckwheat
Millet
Popcorn
Quinoa
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You can learn more about how to use dietary fiber to reduce heart disease risk here.

All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight

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Tags: disease, grains, heart, sources, whole

Comment by Susana on October 6, 2009 at 2:46pm
Great information. It is good that people are going back to basics.

Yes, I changed my habits more than twenty years ago and even improved it :)
Comment by Sharon Porter on October 7, 2009 at 8:21am
I am a huge advocate of whole grains as well! I recently swapped all of my refined pastas and rices for whole grains. I have some great recipes and list health benefits of numerous types of whole grains: http://www.shar-on-nutrition.com/?p=362

Feel free to leave a comment! :)

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