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Greater whole grain intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and weight gain.

High intakes of whole grains and dietary fibers may confer significant protection against the development of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.

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Whole grain intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in men.

Diets rich in whole grains are associated with low type 2 diabetes risk in men.

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Should we be Concerned about Phytic Acid?

Should we be Concerned about Phytic Acid?
Inositol hexaphosphate (IP-6) is the scientific name of what is commonly known as phytic acid, or simply "phytate." Phytate is a naturally occurring phytochemical found in grains, legumes, and nuts. It is often referred to as an "anti-nutrient." However, this label is severely misleading according to many, many scientific studies. Did you know that phytic acid...
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Concerned about Arsenic in Rice?

Concerned about Arsenic in Rice?
Hardly a week goes by without some type of warning or health scare regarding what "is or isn't" in our food. Reports regarding arsenic in rice the past few years have raised concerns in health-conscious individuals and have given low-carb followers yet another reason to vilify whole grains. Because whole grains (including rice) are an...
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Arsenic in Rice - Should We be Concerned?

Arsenic in Rice - Should We be Concerned?
Hardly a week goes by without some type of warning or health scare regarding what "is or isn't" in our food. Reports regarding arsenic in rice the past few years have raised concerns in health-conscious individuals and have given low-carb followers yet another reason to vilify whole grains. Because whole grains (including rice) are an excellence...
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Eating Whole Grains Lowers Risk of Mortality

Eating Whole Grains Lowers Risk of Mortality
Everywhere we look, we are confronted with the outcomes of recent studies which tout the benefits of low-carb high-protein diets, saturated animal fats, coconut oil...and the list goes on. Because of this, we thought it would be helpful to start circulating the results of scientific studies which reveal the opposite to be true.Show me the...
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Are all Carbs Bad?

Are all Carbs Bad?
Obesity rates have skyrocketed and has grown to concerning proportions in the last decade. It's estimated that 80% of adults in the U.S. are overweight. In fact, due to rising obesity rates in children, doctors are seeing an alarming number of children suffering from chronic diseases that use to be seen only in middle-aged adults. With...
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Whole Grains Instead of Drugs?

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Phytic Acid in Grains? No Problem!

Phytic Acid in Grains? No Problem!
One of the concerns we hear about eating grains and legumes from the low-carb, high-protein advocates is that grains/nuts/legumes contain a compound called "Inositol hexaphosphate (IP-6)" or better known as the anti-nutrient phytic acid or phytate. Unfortunately, this compound has received a lot of both unwarranted and unfavorable publicity.Phytate is a naturally occurring compound found...
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Thank you for the article! I agree phytic acid has been overly demonized.Per your discussion about diets... We followed Fuhrman's ... Read More
Wednesday, May 06 2015 18:37
Sean Carney
Hello Paul,I am sad to hear that your family has not enjoyed the health that you desire for them. I am also sad to hear what your ... Read More
Thursday, May 07 2015 20:52
Wow. My and my husband's experience has been just the opposite. We are both the healthiest and feel the best we have felt in man... Read More
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Dr. McDougall Says Humans are "Starchivores"

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For the Love of Grains

For the Love of Grains
What do you eat if you dont eat meat? Grass? Well, not quite although many of the seeds of grasses, also known as grains, have played an important role in human diets for thousands of years. Yet, despite the historical evidence of vast civilizations thriving on grain-based diets, whole grains have recently come under attack,...
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How to Cook Whole Grains

How to Cook Whole Grains

There are so many delicious ways to use grains. They can be eaten alone, mixed with other grains and beans, or added to vegetables, chili, salads, soups, stews, veggie burgers, and even desserts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner - using whole grains can be a fun and delicious addition to a health-supporting diet. Would you like to learn how to add more whole grains into your diet?

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