Friday, January 8, 2010

Ten Reasons to Eat WHOLE GRAINS in 2010

1. Eating food fresh always tastes better and is better for you. Fresh ground whole wheat flour is no different.
2. Whole grains are packed full of essential vitamins and minerals including iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, folic acid and many B-vitamins.
3. The fiber in whole grains is increasingly being found to have many important health benefits including improving management of weight, heart disease and diabetes.
4. Wheat and oats equal broccoli and spinach in antioxidant activity!
5. People who eat more whole grains usually weigh less and have lower amounts of abdominal fat.
6. Carbohydrates are the only source of energy for your red blood cells and the main source of energy for the brain, central nervous system and baby during pregnancy.
7. White flour is missing 17 key nutrients and 25% of the protein found in whole grains.
8. Kids who eat more whole grains reduce their risk of obesity, diabetes, asthma and may have less acne.
9. People who eat more whole grains have a reduce risk of heart disease, strokes and certain cancers and are less likely to get diabetes.
10 . Making whole grains a part of your life is as simple as a sandwich on Honey Whole Wheat bread, a bowl of Cranberry Almond Oatmeal or a slice of High Five Fiber for Breakfast.

We have two whole grain breads every day. Come in and try one now!

We hope to see you soon. Your friends at the Great Harvest in Columbia.