How many times per week do you eat whole grains?

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Talk about healthy living

2017 is a new year

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  • A healthier life – including losing weight (sound familiar this time of year?) Incredibly important. And never too late to start!
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20 questions for the topics for these broadcasts. Check out the link to the personalized health assessment if you want to see all of the questions – and get your own results. See how you measure up going into 2017!

Today’s question is:

How many times per week do you eat whole grains?

  • Less than 7 times
  • 7–13 times
  • 14–20 times
  • More than 20 times

Know your grains! Whole grains contain B vitamins to convert food into energy, iron to carry oxygen in the blood, and magnesium to support healthy immune and nervous systems. Low whole grain intake makes it hard to get the fiber, vitamins, and minerals you need. Refined grains in particular are low in dietary fiber. As part of a healthy diet, fiber from whole grains can help reduce lipid levels and may lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. So avoid refined grains like white flour, white rice, or processed crackers, pastas, and snacks. Many whole grain choices (e.g., wheat, barley, buckwheat, and oats) are non-GMO foods and, if organically grown, are less likely to have pesticides than conventionally grown grains, so choose organic when possible. If gluten is a concern, great gluten-free options include quinoa and brown rice, or get a little adventurous and give millet or bulgur a try. Another option is to consider the “cousins” of the whole grains: legumes such as beans, lentils, and peas. Go for quantity and quality! (By the way, Shaklee foods are non-GMO and gluten-free, and they provide vitamins and minerals!)


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