Answer courtesy of Beth Winthrop, RD, National Development Director for Wellness, Campus Services
That’s a great goal. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making “half your grains whole.” Whole grains have not had the bran and germ removed by milling. Whole grains are higher in fiber, and many vitamins and minerals. They also keep us feeling full, and help our gastrointestinal tract stay healthy. There are plenty of reasonably priced, delicious, and nutritious whole grains for you to try. Consider kasha, bulgar, millet, wheat berries, quinoa, millet, barley, and the many kinds of whole grain rice. Enjoy them as a hot or cold cereal, in muffins, salads, soups, side dishes, and even desserts. Enjoy!