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At a time when increasingly urgent headlines about climate change are commonplace, and many farmers are facing tough economic situations, this story about the importance of biodiversity, economic resiliency, rural communities, and the value of ecological health seems particularly poignant.
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Supporting our microbiota with a balanced, plant-based diet full of naturally fiber-rich foods is the best path to a healthy gut.
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A new study found that babies eating more gluten in their first few years of life were significantly more likely to develop celiac disease. Find out why this research raises more questions than answers.
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The fresh, colorful, inventive dishes that fill the pages of Quelcy’s cookbook reflect her mission to reframe food limitations (such as wheat allergies or gluten intolerance) as a positive, creative tool.
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The decades of nutrition advice encouraging Americans to eat more whole grains takes one small assumption for granted: that Americans will actually know which grains are which. Find out what a new study found when they put shoppers to the test.
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America was rapidly changing in the mid-19th and 20th centuries, and a trip down memory lane reveals some surprising influencers, who not only impacted what people ate then, but continue to influence what people eat today.
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Created by Spanish researchers by combining durum wheat with a wild barley variety native to Chile and Argentina, this new crop pairs the digestibility of barley with the globally-beloved taste of wheat.
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Some misguided dieters eschew whole grains, fruits, and even legumes, because they "get enough fiber from vegetables and nuts." What's missing from the conversation is that not all fiber is created equal, and more importantly, that fiber is not the only benefit that whole grains...
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As the top 10 overall diets of 2019 as ranked by The US News and World report show, no matter which way you spin it whole grains are an important part of a healthful diet.
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Allowing refined grains to be credited as though they were whole grains sends mixed signals to foodservice providers and manufacturers about how to formulate and serve whole grain products, and it sends contradictory messages to consumers as well.
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Phytates are bioactive compounds that are found naturally in grains, beans, and other plant foods. Sometimes referred to as “anti-nutrients,” studies show that phytates may actually have health protective effects.
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Whether it be for a big race or your weekend Zumba class, whole grains contain nutrients essential for a body in motion.

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