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TOPIC: What exactly are Whole Grains, and Which Are the Best?

What exactly are Whole Grains, and Which Are the Best? 07 Sep 2005 16:31 #3040

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This seems to be the current question right now with all of the attention on the new USDA food guidelines set forth by the government.

A whole grain is exactly that. It includes the bran, the outer shell and the inner germ. The bran is usually removed in food processing, something we used to ingest in the olden days, but with the progress of food manufacturing, the outer shell of the grain spoiled rapidly and made for tougher flour. Many wonderful B vitamins and fiber are removed during milling, so they try and put the vitamins back through enrichment or fortification. But the fiber remains a by product.

The best whole grains for the Cycle Diet are listed on the foods to include page, so check it out.

You can also check out this great web site for great info about whole grains

www.oznet.ksu.edu/humannutrition/wholegrains.htm

What exactly are Whole Grains, and Which Are the Best? 12 Sep 2005 02:03 #3041

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HI, I clicked on the link but only get a 404 message.
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What exactly are Whole Grains, and Which Are the Best? 12 Sep 2005 12:53 #3042

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Thanks for the heads up on the link,

Try this one to Kansas State. They specialize in studing grains especially wheat. They have set up a bank of great links for whole grains, recipes and some scientific stuff, nothing you won't understand.

here's the link again,
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/humannutrition/wholegrains.htm
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