whole grains

whole grains

A general term for grains (oats, rice, wheat) from which the outer cellulose layer (bran) has not been removed; bran is removed by milling, resulting in white flour and white rice, which, in the process, removes dietary fibre and nutrients.

whole grains

(hōl grānz)
Grains that have not been processed to take away the outer layer where many nutrients lie.
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In recent years, whole grains of all stripes have been gaining recognition for their nutritional clout and ability to serve as a springboard for a wide range of satisfying meals.
Whole grains are one of the best choices for side dishes because they provide fiber and a wealth of nutrients, and they are broken down slowly so they don't cause big spikes in blood glucose levels.
Whole grains (WG), comprising wheat, oats, rice, barley, and quinoa, among others, are a major food group recommended by international dietary guidelines because of grains' association with reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
A diet that replaces refined grains, like white bread, with whole grains may promote weight loss, recent research suggests.
But shunning all grains -- particularly whole grains -- can be a missed opportunity for good health and enjoyable eating.
Including more whole grains in your diet may help reduce your odds of dying from cardiovascular disease, some cancers and many other causes.
That is because April 1 marks the fourth annual Whole Grains Sampling Day, a day when supermarkets, restaurants, schools, manufacturers and organizations are encouraged by the Boston-based nonprofit Oldways and its Whole Grain Council (WGC) to offer a multitude of special promotions and low-cost or no-cost whole grain items.
Eating more whole grains may be associated with reduced mortality, especially deaths due to cardiovascular disease (CVD), but not cancer deaths, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.
Whole grains are rich in components such as dietary fibre and vitamins and minerals that have been suggested to decrease the risk of chronic disease (1).
In general, foods that contain whole grains are higher in fiber and nutrients and healthier than foods that contain processed grains, such as white flour.
Firstly, the Whole Grain Stamp, a packaging symbol for products containing at least 8 grams of whole grains per serving (created by the Whole Grain Council, a non-governmental organization supported by industry dues).
QUETTA -- Eating whole grains is associated with a decreased risk of pre-diabetes, a blood sugar elevation that can precede diabetes in adults, according to new research.