Nutrition Nibbles: Why should you eat more WHOLE GRAINS?

Whole grains are an important source of many nutrients including dietary fiber, B-vitamins, and minerals.

  • Dietary Fiber – Can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease.
  • B-vitamins – Essential for a healthy nervous system. They also help the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
  • Iron – Many grain foods are fortified with iron which is used to carry oxygen to the blood.
  • Magnesium – A mineral used in building bones and releasing energy from muscles.
  • Selenium – Important for a healthy immune system.

To learn more about whole grains visit USDA MyPlate.

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