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1 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Whole Grains at Every Meal Why Whole Grains Matter, and How to Get Them Cynthia Harriman Director of Food & Nutrition Strategies Oldways & the Whole Grains Council

2 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Why Do We Need Whole Grains?

3 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust

4 Health 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, 2005

5 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Health 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, 2005

6 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust New 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.

7 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust 2005 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.

8 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust What Exactly IS a Whole Grain?

9 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust A 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 Bobs Red Mill

10 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust © 2004 Oldways/The Whole Grains Council. All values from USDA Nutrient Database, SR 17, A Whole Grain Includes Everything

11 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust List of Whole Grains The following, when consumed in a form including the endosperm bran, and germ, are examples* of generally accepted whole grain foods and flours: AmaranthBarley BuckwheatCorn, including whole cornmeal & popcorn MilletOats, including oatmeal QuinoaRice, both brown rice and colored rice RyeSorghum (also called milo) TeffTriticale (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 wheatberries

12 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust So How Do We Find Whole Grains?

13 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust In Stores: Trust the Stamp An easy-to-spot symbol on foods with a half serving or more of whole grain

14 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust The Whole Grain Stamp Grams of whole grain per labeled serving Check the website for more Info on whole grains The Basic Stamp

15 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust The Whole Grain Stamp 100% mark added, if all the grain Is whole grain; there is NO refined grain The 100% Stamp

16 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust The Whole Grain Stamp Compare the gram number to the minimum you need every day. EAT 48g OR MORE OF WHOLE GRAINS DAILY on all Stamps

17 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust The Whole Grain Stamp Different Numbers on Every Product Basic Stamp at least 8g (1/2 serving) of WG 100% Stamp NO refined grain AND at least 16g (1 serving) of WG EAT 48g OR MORE OF WHOLE GRAINS DAILY EAT 48g OR MORE OF WHOLE GRAINS DAILY

18 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Stamps 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

19 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust In 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. Ill have your bulgur pilaf, thanks. One whole grain bagel, to go. Whole grain pasta for me, please.

20 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Whos 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.

21 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Whos Doing What… Brown rice offered as an option with all meals, also at Pei Weis. 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.

22 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust In Restaurants Restaurant List The Whole Grains Council maintains a list of major restaurants offering whole grain options. Check the list at Healthy Dining Finder Website Another website, helps find healthy choices at restaurants across the country, too.www.HealthyDiningFinder.com

23 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust Every 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.

24 The Whole Grains Council Oldways Preservation Trust The Whole Grains Council Helping Americans make half (or more!) of their grains whole.


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