Whole grains have a variety of benefits. They can help reduce weight, have been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, lower total cholesterol, lower LDL cholesterol, and improved glucose response and reduced risk of stroke.* Whole grains also have some valuable antioxidants as well as B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron and fiber.* Here are some helpful methods to successfully reap the benefits from whole grains by including them more prevalently in your diet.
Choose fiber-rich whole grain cereals, oats or toast for breakfast.*
Try substituting whole grain products instead of refined grain products. For example, whole wheat bread, tortillas, hamburger buns and pasta.*
For snacks, try whole grains such as air-popped popcorn or whole wheat crackers.*
These are only a few tactics that can help you make whole grains more of a staple in your diet as opposed to a whimsical fad. As always, please consult with your healthcare provider when making any changes to your diet or exercise regimen.