YES! Whole grains should be part of your diet! I heard it the other morning in spin class. “Pedal faster to burn off all the carbs you’ll eat at Thanksgiving.” NO! It should have been, “Pedal faster to burn off all the FAT you’ll eat at Thanksgiving.” Health expert Janice Stanger, PhD, author of The Perfect Formula Diet, tells us that “Whole grains have an image problem. Media headlines and fitness magazines warn that eating grains can make you fat and sick. When you look at the facts, however, whole grains are health-promoting.” Frequently, someone will say to me, “But what about the gluten?.” The reality is, less than 1% of the U.S. population has a gluten intolerance. Gluten Free has become another marketing gimmick for processed food manufacturers. It’s pretty crazy when the latest fad is to manufacture an intolerance so you can be trendy.
Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss clients have access to a wealth of information that supports healthy eating and that helps to sort out the fad diet misinformation promoted by processed food marketers. If you are wanting to improve your health, give me a call or send me an email now.
Why Whole Grains Should Be Part of Your Diet
Forks Over Knives, By Janice Stanger, PhD:
Whole Grains, Refined Grains, and Pseudo-Grains
The choice becomes clearer once you understand the biology of plants.
Whole grains are the seeds of certain grasses that store their energy mostly as complex carbohydrates. Wheat, corn, rice, barley, oats, millet, and rye are the most common examples. Whole grain foods contain all parts of the seed: the outer protective skin (bran), the tiny baby plant (the germ), and food to nourish the baby plant until it can produce its own (endosperm).
Refined grain foods, on the other hand, are generally made only from the endosperm. Most of the healthy bran, germ, and nutrients have been stripped away.
Pseudo-grains include quinoa, buckwheat, wild rice, and amaranth. These seeds are similar nutritionally to traditional whole grains, but they are produced by plants that are not grasses. While this difference is important to botanists, it’s less important if you’re simply trying to decide what to cook for dinner. You can use whole grains and pseudo-grains interchangeably.
Many published, peer-reviewed studies on people who eat more whole grains attribute a spectrum of health benefits to these foods. Here are three primary ones:
- Whole Grains Decrease Your Risk of Obesity
- Whole Grains Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Illness
- Whole Grains Help You Live Longer
Don’t let unsupported claims by those who ignore the consistent science deprive you of the pleasure and benefits of whole grains. Whole grains are inexpensive, filling, nutritious, and healthful. You can enjoy them for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Slender For Life™ hypnosis for weight loss can help you to make lasting lifestyle changes. Since 1997, I have been teaching weight loss hypnosis to people wanting to lose weight and keep it off with a whole food plant-based lifestyle. If you are ready to become slender for life, call or email me now.
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