As low-carb diets are still so popular, the question is: Are whole grain foods considered healing foods or should you eat them rarely?
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In recent years carbohydrates have suffered a similar fate as fats.
People became convinced that all fats were bad and went on low-fat diets, but now many realize that some fats are essential to a healthy diet, while others should be regarded as an occasional treat.
Similarly, thanks to important new research in the last few years, it's now clear that whole grains are essential to our health and well being. They provide ready fuel for our body and they're the best source of energy for our brain.
But not all carbohydrates are equal - it's essential that we make the right choices.
White bread, sugary breakfast cereals and all refined carbohydrates are still the popular choice, but they cannot be considered healing foods.
In fact, they've been linked to unusually high rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.
You may not be surprised to know that 80% of Americans eat less than one serving of whole grain foods per day. The problem might be that many are not really sure what whole grain foods actually are.
As researchers aren't sure which of whole grains' many components account for their remarkable disease-fighting powers, you need to eat the whole package to get their health benefits.
Some might think that just adding bran to other foods or taking folic acid supplements may make up for not eating the real thing. Well, that's not the case.
You need to make sure you eat a variety of whole grains, as they all have different properties and both soluble and insoluble fiber as you will find out in this series of articles.
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