What's the big deal with whole grain!


In the workout world, nutrition is a key element to success. Whether a weekend warrior, a skilled athlete looking to improve their performance, or someone who is making some better health choices to feel and look better, making some minor changes in our nutrition can lead to some major changes in how we function.

With all the benefits with eating whole grains, making some of those changes to include grains in your diet should be a must. Experts say most of us should consume 20-35 grams of fiber daily, but the truth is, most of us in the United States only get about half that amount.

To make whole grain part of our life, just add some of following eating suggestions to your nutrition program – and you’ll see how adding a little whole grain can help make a whole lot of nutrition sense!

1.Eat a high-fiber cereal. Stay away from the tempting, and sugar packed, cereals that don’t offer much in way of nutrition to “start the day”. There is a great assortment of bowl fillers besides bran cereals now to pick from.

2.For your next sandwich with a bowl of soup, or for a meal, make it with whole-grain bread and reap the benefits of Mother Nature’s harvest.

3.Look for whole wheat pastas when you have your next Italian night. Some folks say the new texture is hard to swallow. If that’s the case, take baby steps. Mix part whole wheat with your regular pasta.

4.For a pre or post workout snack – or an eating treat, snag a whole-wheat bagel with some protein packed peanut butter.

5.If you wrap your meals, either burritos or for lunch, use whole-wheat tortillas which pack a more fiber filled option then the flour variety.

6.If you are a yogurt nut – be just that! Add some nuts or granola for some taste in your next serving.

7.When you bake, look to use whole-wheat flour. Just like the pasta, you can do a half-an-half with your favorite recipes to get the hang of cooking with the wheat brand.

By making whole grain choices, remember you’ll be getting B vitamins, iron, potassium and antioxidants. Also with the grains is higher fiber which can play an important part in helping control hunger, lower cholesterol and help with the digestive system.In the workout world, nutrition is a key element to success. Whether a weekend warrior, a skilled athlete looking to improve their performance, or someone who is making some better health choices to feel and look better, making some minor changes in our nutrition can lead to some major changes in how we function. With all the benefits with eating whole grains, making some of those changes to include grains in your diet should be a must. Experts say most of us should consume 20-35 grams of fiber daily, but the truth is, most of us in the United States only get about half that amount. To make whole grain part of our life, just add some of following eating suggestions to your nutrition program – and you’ll see how adding a little whole grain can help make a whole lot of nutrition sense! 1.Eat a high-fiber cereal. Stay away from the tempting, and sugar packed, cereals that don’t offer much in way of nutrition to “start the day”. There is a great assortment of bowl fillers besides bran cereals now to pick from.2.For your next sandwich with a bowl of soup, or for a meal, make it with whole-grain bread and reap the benefits of Mother Nature’s harvest.3.Look for whole wheat pastas when you have your next Italian night. Some folks say the new texture is hard to swallow. If that’s the case, take baby steps. Mix part whole wheat with your regular pasta.4.For a pre or post workout snack – or an eating treat, snag a whole-wheat bagel with some protein packed peanut butter.5.If you wrap your meals, either burritos or for lunch, use whole-wheat tortillas which pack a more fiber filled option then the flour variety.6.If you are a yogurt nut – be just that! Add some nuts or granola for some taste in your next serving.7.When you bake, look to use whole-wheat flour. Just like the pasta, you can do a half-an-half with your favorite recipes to get the hang of cooking with the wheat brand. By making whole grain choices, remember you’ll be getting B vitamins, iron, potassium and antioxidants. Also with the grains is higher fiber which can play an important part in helping control hunger, lower cholesterol and help with the digestive system.

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