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What's So Great About Whole Grains?

Put it this way - if grains were cars, whole grains would be a deluxe model Mercedes with all the bells and whistles while refined grains would be a basic model car. Both get you from A to B, but the Mercedes is just that cut above. The bells and...

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Eating Out Tips: Mexican

Mexican food can offer some healthy choices if you're prepared to forego the cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips. Good options include tamales, grilled meat and fish dishes, fajitas and soft tacos. If you're eating at Taco Bell, choose from their Fresco menu. The items on there have a calorie...

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What Are Whole Grains?

Grains can be roughly divided into two groups: Whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains, such as brown rice and quinoa, pre-date refined grains, which are a product of modern society. You can think of a whole grain as a three-part package: Bran (outer layer) - This layer is packed...

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Contributing Authors: Susan Brown-Neaves, Joan Bushman, MPH, RD, Anna Delany, Rawinia Gregory