Against the Grain

against the grain

By +Janice D’Agostino on Feb 24, 2012 10:00 AM in Recipes

Good bread is the great need in poor homes, and oftentimes the best appreciated luxury in the homes of the very rich.” – ‘A Book for A Cook’, The Pillsbury Co. (1905) Whole grains are a great ally for everyone on a journey towards a healthy weight. Delicious minimally processed grains fill you up with plenty of fiber that stays with you a lot longer than their over processed cousins. As an extra added bonus for choosing whole grains, you get an abundance of nutrition which the body then happily uses to supply energy and burn off excess fat. Many of the breads and other things we eat are made of “refined” grains. Refined means that a large chunk of the important nutrients and fiber have been removed from the grain – apparently, it makes the product last longer on the shelf so they can buy larger quantities to store for production. While it may save companies money to refine the grains, it does no good for your health even if they have been enriched with vitamins from other sources.

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