Try to eat more whole grain foods by replacing some refined grains in your daily diet. Here are a few choices:
|refined grains||whole grains
|white bread||100% whole wheat bread
|corn flakes||bran flakes
|white pasta||whole wheat pasta
|white rice||brown rice
We all love to eat yummy treats (like the ones on skinnysweetsdaily), and even though these recipes are much lower in fat and calories, we still need to maintain a healthy balance between our meals and snacks. Eating healthy is important, and if we eat whole grains, veggies, fruits and lean protein on a regular basis, then yes, let’s have some healthy sweets and not feel guilty about it! I already provided some examples of switching from refined grains to whole grains, but I also want to tell you about the anatomy of a whole grain.
- Bran… Is the outer layer of the whole grain. This is where all the fiber is.
- Germ… This is the center of the whole grain which contains antioxidants, in addition to many different vitamins such as B and E, minerals, essential fats and nutrients.
- Endosperm… The majority of the grain that contains carbohydrates and proteins that give us energy.
I hope this gives you a bit more insight on the goodness of eating healthy, and trying to include whole grains in our meals in addition to veggies, fruits and lean protein.