College Retrospective

March 23, 2010

Whole grains craze

Filed under: Living Life Healthy — johnyourk @ 6:48 pm

     Whole grains is the “new thing’ when it comes to dieting recently. It’s said to help lose weight. Because of fiber, mainly. In my nutrition class I took last semester, I found out, fiber does nothing to the body, and that fiber is indigestible (That little fact has nothing to do with what I’m writing about, but i thought it was really interesting). But it does help metabolize food and a lot of really good stuff. So it does help the body a lot, but just indirectly.

     Whole grains is the new weight-loss fad and i have to admit, I’m on it too. This is the first weight loss fa that I’ve jumped on. But to me, I’m not treating it like a fad like every other person who wants that miracle cure to drop pounds. I am just incorporating it into my diet; and its fit very well. What this means is I switched all my grains to whole grains(good-bye white-bread). Whole grains is generally non-enriched, or non-bleached grains. That sucks the nutrients out of the grains for one, and makes them weaker altogether. I actually prefer the taste of it anyway, which fits well. And then when choosing a meal, lately I’ve went for the meal that has more whole grains. I’ve been eating cereals like multi-grain Cheerios and chex, which I’ve always eaten but lately have been eating more.

     I feel more balanced diet-wise and I’m liking how my body’s been feeling. Ezekiel 4:9, I think its called is really good. Other grains I like to eat are irish oats, various rices, rice works sweet chili rice chips, and multigrain chips by :Food should taste good”. I really like those, whether the last two things are whole grain, I don’t know. I’ll have to look into that.

     I don’t like fad diets and stay away from them for the reason that they are just fads, but whole grains are a different story for me. As long as it’s not a ‘trend, but a really good idea and I don’t overdo it like I see a lot of people doing, I’ll do it. This is one of those cases, and its a good fit into my diet.

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