Try to eat more whole grain foods by replacing some refined grains in your daily diet. Here are a few choices:
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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.