Clean eating Nutrition

Wholegrains, Whole gains: 5 top reasons

It’s taken me a while to move the family onto wholegrains.  I don’t get my way all the time but we’ve had delicious results with wholegrain bread and crackers, rice & quinoa and wholegrain tortillas and taco shells.

Why make the switch?  Well here’s 5 top reasons that have been noted in repeated nutrition studies:

  1. Stroke risk reduced 30-36%
  2. Type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%
  3. Heart disease risk reduced 25-28%
  4. Better weight maintenance
  5. Less gum disease and tooth loss

Other benefits include a reduction of inflammatory disease issues and better, healthier blood pressure levels.

Rice&BeansToday’s lunch was a Mexican style brown rice, quinoa and beans plate with a couple of pan-fried eggs and a little tomato, bell pepper and spinach salsa.

To prepare today’s rice & beans, you can click on this link Mexican Rice & Beans for a previous recipe I posted that can be adapted to include quinoa as well as brown rice.  

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