Healthy Monday: Cover Wholes in Your Diet

Whole grains are an extremely important part of a healthy diet. Rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins, phytochemicals and (in some cases) omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains provide numerous benefits over refined grains that have been stripped of these nutrients. There is even evidence that whole grains may reduce your risk of heart disease, type II diabetes and obesity!
Try switching over to at least one whole grain bread, cereal or pasta this week. Be wary though of tricky packaging: if you see the word “whole” in front of the first ingredient on the nutrition label you’re getting the real deal.

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