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Grains make food delicious. There are the obvious choices: bread, pasta, pastries, gourmet donuts. They’re also a necessary ingredient in thousands of other food items â€” don’t forget spirits, whiskey, and beer, too.
They’re good for you, too. Whole grains arenâ€™t just delicious: they have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers, while aiding in healthy digestion. Grains are also an important source of energy for exercise.
â€śI love recommending whole grains on TV and media because they provide us with essential fibre, B vitamins, and minerals. You can use them in a variety of delicious recipes, from meal prep recipes throughout the week or for a weeknight meal!â€ťMichelle Jaelin, Registered Dietitian and Content Creator
â€śWhole grains are a good source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. Eating whole grains has been associated with a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, and some cancers. Whole grains add a delicious depth of flavour to many recipes!â€ťLisa Mardlin Vandewalle, Ontario farmer and Registered Dietitian
â€śWhen training as a professional endurance athlete, grains are a crucial component in my diet. They provide carbohydrates that fuel me in long runs and races. My tried and true pre-race meal is always a bagel. After hard efforts I always consume grains so that my recovery is quick and efficient. Common recovery meals include oatmeal, or whole grain pancakes or waffles enjoyed with my family.â€ťKrista DuChene, Olympian, Marathon Mom, and Registered Dietitian