4Health Benefits of Whole Grains Controls Weight. Women and men who ate more whole grains consistently gained less weight over an 8-12 year period, in Harvard studies.Curbs Colon Cancer. Women who ate more than 4 1/2 daily servings of whole grains were one-third less apt to develop colon cancer than those who ate less than 1 1/2 servings a day, a new Swedish study finds.Defeats Diabetes. People who eat the most whole grains, especially high-fiber cereals, are 20% to 30% less likely to develop insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes, according to research from Tufts, Harvard and U. MN.USA Today, June 19, 2005Handout page
5Health Benefits of Whole Grains Stops Heart Disease. Harvard investigators found that men who ate a bowl of whole-grain cereal every day cut their risk of dying of cardiovascular disease by 20%.Drops Blood Pressure. Eating a whole-grain oat cereal, such as oatmeal, every day for three months enabled 73% of those with high blood pressure to reduce or eliminate their need for medication, University of Minnesota investigators reported.Saves Lives. Older women in Iowa who ate whole grains containing 4.7g of fiber daily were 17% less like to die of any cause in an 11-year period than were women who ate refined grains, says a University of Minnesota study.USA Today, June 19, 2005Handout page
6New WG Health-Benefit Studies Reduces Gum Disease. Periodontitis, a gum inflamation that is the major cause of tooth loss in adults, may be reduced by eating 3-4 servings of whole grains daily, according to a 14-year McMaster University study.Benefits Children Quickly. Overweight children, age 9-15, spent two weeks on an all-you-can-eat diet of whole grains, vegetables, fruits, and lean protein, while exercising 2.5 hours a day. UCLA researchers reported that the children's cholesterol levels dropped an average of 21%, while insulin levels fell 30%.Cuts Triglycerides. A USDA team gave women a whole grain diet for three days, then the same foods but with refined grains in place of whole grains. Refined grains caused a significant increase in triglycerides and a worrisome protein called ”APO CIII," both of which have been associated with increased risk of heart disease.Handout page
72005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Recommends… “ Consume 3 or more ounce-equivalents of whole-grain products per day, with the rest of the recommended grains coming from enriched or whole-grain products. In general, at least half the grains should come from whole grains.”Handout page
9A Whole Grain Includes Everything Whole grains or foods made from them contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, lightly pearled and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed.Graphic courtesy Bob’s Red MillHandout page
11List of Whole GrainsThe following, when consumed in a form including the endosperm bran, and germ, are examples* of generally accepted whole grain foods and flours:• Amaranth • Barley• Buckwheat • Corn, including whole cornmeal & popcorn• Millet • Oats, including oatmeal• Quinoa • Rice, both brown rice and colored rice• Rye • Sorghum (also called milo)• Teff • Triticale (a wheat/rye hybrid)• Wild rice • Wheat, including varieties such as spelt, emmer, farro, einkorn, Kamut®, durum and forms such as bulgur, cracked wheat and wheatberriesHandout page
13In Stores: Trust the Stamp An easy-to-spot symbol on foods with a half serving or more of whole grain
14The Whole Grain Stamp Check the website for more Info on whole Grams ofwhole grainper labeledservingThe “Basic” StampHandout page
15The Whole Grain Stamp 100% mark added, if all the grain Is whole grain;there is NOrefined grainThe “100%” StampHandout page
16The Whole Grain Stamp Compare the gram number to the minimum you need every day.on all StampsEAT 48g OR MORE OFWHOLE GRAINS DAILYHandout page
17The Whole Grain Stamp Different Numbers on Every Product EAT 48g OR MORE OFWHOLE GRAINS DAILYEAT 48g OR MORE OFWHOLE GRAINS DAILYBasic Stampat least 8g (1/2 serving) of WG100% StampNO refined grain ANDat least 16g (1 serving) of WGHandout page
18Stamps on All Kinds of Foods • breads• cereals• crackers• cookies• grains• flour• waffles• muffins• chips• tortillas• baking mixes• English muffins• beverages• snack bars• popcorn• pasta• pretzels• cakes
19In Restaurants: Just Ask! “May I have brown rice instead?”“A bowl of oatmeal, please.”“How about whole grain pizza crust?”“Turkey on a whole grain bun for me.”“I’ll have your bulgur pilaf, thanks.”“One whole grain bagel, to go.”“Whole grain pasta for me, please.”Handout page
20Who’s Doing What…Premium Chicken Sandwiches have a bun with 8g of whole grain.Whole grain linguini available as an option in any pasta dish.“Smart Eating Menu” includes brown rice pilaf, whole grain tortillas.Whole grain baguette, whole grain loaf and whole grain miche offered.
21Who’s Doing What…Brown rice offered as an option with all meals, also at Pei Wei’s.Whole grain penne available as an option in any pasta dish.HealthMex burritos are served on whole grain tortillas.Brown rice, whole wheat wraps and soba noodles available.
22In Restaurants Restaurant List The Whole Grains Council maintains a list of major restaurants offering whole grain options. Check the list atHealthy Dining Finder WebsiteAnother website, helps find healthy choices at restaurants across the country, too.Handout page
23Every Little Bit Helps Try some of these ideas today! Buy three different loaves of whole-grain bread and taste all of them.Try some whole-wheat pasta.Have popcorn or whole wheat crackers as a snack.Serve bulgur instead of potatoes one night this month.On the weekend, try cooking steel-cut oatmeal.Make pizza with whole wheat pita as the crust.Bake your favorite cookies with whole wheat flour.Serve hamburgers with whole wheat buns.
24The Whole Grains Council Helping Americans make half (or more!) of their grains whole.