-Why should we eat whole grains more often as the experts are now telling us? They contain fiber, vitamins and minerals. There are studies that say that whole grains also contain antioxidants, lignans, phenolic acids, phytoestrogens and other phytochemicals that may help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes.
-What are whole grain foods
-Whole grains may be eaten whole, cracked, split or ground. They can be milled into flour or used to make breads, cereals and other processed foods. If a food label states that the package contains whole grain, the "whole grain" part of the food inside the package is required to have virtually the same proportions of bran, germ, and endosperm as the harvested kernel does before it is processed.
-Where to start:
Try some of the following:
Try Toasty Oats sprinkled on a salad, vegetables, casserole or savory muffin topping, made into crumbs for oven baked chicken or fish or added to hamburger meat for meatloaf, meatballs or tasty hamburgers.
2 c rolled oats
Combine all ingredients. Bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees, for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until light golden brown. Cool and store in a sealed container for up to 3 months.
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