Healthy Diet Tips - Whole Grains
- Today there are several varieties of whole-wheat pastas available in the markets. Try substituting whole-wheat pasta the next time you make your favorite pasta dish.
- Instead of white bread try whole-wheat bread.
- Brown rice is delicious and good for you, but it generally takes a little longer to cook. Plan on making brown rice instead on white rice the next time you serve rice.
- Try mixing barley into your next soup instead of noodles.
- Next time a recipe calls for flower try using whole-wheat flower or oat flower instead of white flower.
- Whole wheat bread crumbs or cereal can be a simple substitute for breading chicken and fish.
- Popcorn is a healthy whole-grain snack, but try not to add butter or salt.
- Look at the ingredients on food labels. Many foods that appear to be whole-grain are in fact not. Foods labeled with the words "multi-grain," "stone-ground," "100% wheat," "cracked wheat," "seven-grain," or "bran" are usually not whole-grain products.
- Buy products that have at least one of these ingredients listed as one of the first items: "brown rice," "bulgur," "graham flour," "oatmeal," "whole-grain corn," "whole oats," "whole rye," "whole wheat," "wild rice."
- When shopping for whole-grain breads try to avoid products that have too many added sugars, fats or oils.
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