Easy Ways to Add More Whole Grains to Your Diet

by Lyla Feldman - Date: 2008-10-08 - Word Count: 319 Share This!

Everyone has heard about the numerous health benefits of whole grains. But how many of us are actually consuming the recommended daily dosage of 3 servings. The answer is "not many." Most people are lucky if they even get one serving of whole grains into their daily diet. As a matter of fact, majority of people who get any whole grains at all, get them from snacks. This means that we have absolutely no intention of incorporating whole grains into our meals. For those of us who are whole grain challenged, what are some easy ways to get more of this healthy food into our diet?

Eating more whole grains is simple. Almost everything now days is available in whole grain. You can purchase breads, cereals, muffins, pitas, bagels, crackers, rice, pasta, flour, and numerous snacks. All you have to do is make the change. And whole grain foods taste the same, maybe even better. You can start out your day with whole grain cereal. There are cereals out there which are very nutritious and 100% whole grain. Another one of your daily servings can come from your lunch menu. Instead of heading out to a fast food joint, try making yourself a wrap with whole grain pita or a sandwich with whole grain bread. It is a healthy alternative to white bread and it offers certain weight loss properties.

And your third serving of whole grains can come from a midday snack or dinner. There are numerous snacks out there which are baked and healthy. Try picking up a healthy alternative the next time you are at the grocery store. And as far as dinner is concerned, you can always buy brown rice or whole grain pasta instead of white rice or white pasta. The taste is the same but the health rewards are numerous. These are just a few ways to get your three serving per day.

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Lyla Feldman writes articles about striving towards a healthy lifestyle. Some of her favorite passions include writing about energy drinks and natural sleep aids.

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