Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Whole Grains

HELP FIGHT: All Cancers
According to the American Insitute for Cancer Research, a diet high in whole grains is linked to a lower cancer risk. The term "whole grain" means that all 3 parts of the grain kernel (the germ, bran and endosperm) are being used. Refined grains usually remove the bran and germ, leaving only the not-as-good-for-you endosperm.

Daily dose: The USDA recommends that you eat 3 or more ounce equivalents (a slice of bread or a bowl of breakfast cereal equals about one ounce) of whole-grain products a day.