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The whole grain goodness of modern and ancient grains

Ancient-grains
June 29, 2016

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Comments

Margie Butler
July 06, 2016

Whole foods are the key. So much of our food has been processed. I eat a bowl of rolled oats almost every day and my bad cholesterol is under 200. Also, a good amount of fruits and vegetables help along with walking every day.

Virginia
July 20, 2016

Did you mean 100? Because the ideal goal for bad (LDL) cholesterol is 50-70 now. At 200 you are 2-3X that target.

Adria Jackson
July 04, 2016

It is a common knowledge that foods with higher fiber content have better nutritional value and less intensive blood sugar spike.

Katy, OTA
July 03, 2016

I had never heard the term “ancient grains” but it makes sense based on your explanation. I’m so thankful to have found this. I have recently decided to clean up my diet and part of that has meant eating healthier sources of carbs and good complex carbs along with lots of great nutrition come from these ancient grains that you listed. Thank you so much for sharing!

hilarry tracy
July 02, 2016

GREAT POST HERE

Grant Roberts
July 02, 2016

I love these comments – so great to see people can actually read between the lines even when Harvard tries to pull the wool over your eyes. They attempt to confuse public “suggesting more grains are good” when in actuality the study refers to 70 grams which is a very small amount – so what they should say is less grain products are better for you and if you want any health benefits be sure they are rich in fiber … Better yet ditch the grains and get your fiber from vegetables ( I’m paraphrasing )

mehdi sadir
July 02, 2016

ste2.pw thanks

Joe Mikus
July 01, 2016

What were the actual results? Sounds like another bogus medical study like the one on Lipitor that touted a 33% reduction in CHD deaths. When they showed 3 events per 100 for the placebo group and 2 events per 100 in the Trial group and CALLED THAT A 33% REDUCTION!!!! PLEASE QUOTE THE ACTUAL NUMBERS.

Camilo
July 01, 2016

I agree a bogus report, sure eating ANY crap cooked & prepared at home you will be a lot healthier than the SAD (Standard American Diet), just by eating food without a bar code, sugars, salts and bad fats made in a factory anyone will improve their health and loose weight.

Camilo
July 01, 2016

Lipitor that touted a 36% reduction in CHD deaths not 33%.

Jax
July 02, 2016

I think you’re confused…..this is a blog entry about why whole grains are healthy for you…..not a research article.

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