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May 13, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

FOLLOW GRAIN PROPORTION GUIDELINES

The base of the Food Guide Pyramid includes all foods made from grains, and these foods should form the base of a nutritious diet. According to the USDA, consuming at least 3 or more ounce-quivalents of whole grains per day can reduce the risk of several chronic diseases and may help with weight maintenance. Thus, intake of least 3 ounce-equivalents of whole grains per day is recommended by substituting whole grains for refined grains. At all calorie levels, all age groups should consume at least half the grains as whole grains to achieve the fiber recommendation.
All grain servings can be whole-grain; however, it is advisible to include some folate-fortified products, such as folate-fortified whole-grain cereals, in these whole grain choices.

As Always, To Your Health!

P.S.  Here is a video about the benefits of eating whole grain foods. 
 


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