Step #5 – Eat More Whole Grains

Grains get a bad wrap. Why? Because they are carbohydrates. True, they are, but whole grains are very nutritious for us. They are packed with protein (yes, I said protein), vitamins and minerals. Unlike refined, simple carbohydrates (think WHITE sugar, flour, potatoes, rice), whole grains are slowly absorbed for the body. What does that mean? It means that they won’t cause a sharp spike in blood sugar.

Some examples of whole grains are brown rice, whole oats, barley, couscous, millet, quinoa, and spelt.

You can also include beans and legumes into this category. They are wonderful plant-based proteins and a great substitute for meat. Beans and legumes are loaded with iron, potassium, B vitamins and magnesium.

Most of the recipes on this page contain whole grains and beans.
Try adding whole grains to your diet and see how you feel.

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