I read studies and articles about whole grains and our food system every day. I saw a report about a study on NBC news the other day and it really stuck with me.
From NBC News
“Adults who ate three or more servings of whole grains per day, and limited their refined grains to less than one serving per day, had 10 percent less belly fat than those who did not follow this diet, study researcher Nicola McKeown, a scientist with the USDA Human Nutrition Researcher Center on Aging at Tufts University, said in a statement… researchers measured how much fat was around the belly, so-called visceral fat… Visceral fat is thought to be worse for you than subcutaneous fat. Previous work has linked belly fat with the development of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms including hypertension, unhealthy cholesterol levels and insulin resistance, which can develop into cardiovascular disease or Type 2 diabetes….” — Via Nbcnews
The results of the study also showed that if participants kept eating processed and refined grains, even while eating more whole grains, those participants did not see the same heath benefits. Why is this important? It means that you need to cut out refined products and replace it with whole grain goodness.
An easy way to do that? Replace white bread with homemade whole grain breads. You name it, (even chocolate cake) I can teach you how to replace it with a whole grain, clean, version. Homemade is key in cutting out the processed junk, because even in store bought “whole wheat” or” 9 grain” breads, there is tons of other chemicals and additives. Large food producers have to add all sorts of fillers and preservatives to bread to keep it cheap and fresh. But the joke is really on us, since we can make bread that is cheaper, healthier and tastier ourselves!
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