The first thing you probably think of when you hear ‘whole-grain’ is whole-wheat bread, right? Boring!  But there’s so much more to whole grains than just wheat.  Try amaranth, barley, buckwheat/kasha, millet, oatmeal, quinoa, or wild rice for variety.  You’ll enjoy the complex, nutty flavors and hearty textures that whole grains provide, and you’ll feel fuller when you include these ‘staff of life’ choices in your meals. 

 Whole grains not only taste great but provide essential nutrients.  Recent studies have also revealed that a diet high in whole grains and low in refined grains has been linked to lower internal body fat (the worst kind!).  So eat your recommended amount of grains as whole grains and keep the refined grains to a minimum for lower visceral body fat.  Add whole grains to breakfast, lunch, and dinner to stay fuller longer throughout the day—and to lose weight too!

For breakfast: Steel cut oats

For lunch: Add garbanzo beans to your salad

For dinner: Try quinoa

Here is another a quick way to add whole grains to your meals

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