The Importance of Whole Grains

The Importance of Whole Grains:

It seems like whole grains have become increasingly popular over the past couple of years (as they should be). But what exactly makes them a better option?

1) Whole grains are not as processed as refined grains.

2) The grain granule consists of three parts: the bran, the endosperm, and the germ. The bran contains fiber, B vitamins and minerals. The endosperm has proteins and vitamins and is the starchy middle layer of the granule. The germ is the core of the granule that contains B vitamins, vitamin E, and healthy fats. Whole grains contain all three parts of the granule while refined grains only contain the endosperm, the starchiest portion. Not only do whole grains have all sorts of vitamins, but they also contain fiber and healthy fats!

3) Almost any grain product is sold in a whole grain form. Some popular whole grain sources include whole grain bread, quinoa, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, bulgur, oatmeal, whole wheat pasta, and many more! It’s important to look at the food label and make sure that whole grain is the first ingredient on the ingredient list.

Here at Nourish, we prioritize whole grains and provide a wide variety of whole grain options like quinoa, brown rice, farro, and many more. Try it this week in our vegetable quinoa bowl. You are receiving all the great nutrients and vitamins from our whole grain products.