Go For The Grains

January 9, 2023

It’s a new year and you know what happens in a hurry at midnight after the ball has dropped…predictions for everything from when the world will end to the latest food trends. I suspect most people’s preference would be for the latter. Me tool 

According to the Whole Grains Council, we should all be eating more whole grains to start a healthy New Year. Whole grains are defined as those that have been minimally processed and retain all parts of the grain kernel: the bran, germ, and endosperm. In contrast to that are refined grains that have been processed to remove the germ and bran and that means that just 15 percent of the grain retains its fiber and nutrients. Refined grains have a longer storage life because their essential oils have been removed and whole grains have a shorter storage span and can become rancid due to the oil rich germ, so it is best to keep them refrigerated once opened.

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