We’ve all heard that we should pick whole wheat options over white. But has anyone ever told you why? No one ever told me why.
But it’s quite simple:
Whole grain vs refined (white)
Whole grain food items such as whole grain bread and brown rice have the entire grain of kernel. This means that the natural nutrients in the grain, fiber, magnesium and potassium, remain in the grain. Whole grain is a great carbohydrate source due to containing these nutrients and being low in fat.
Refined grains have been milled (processed) which removes the grain. This removal of the grain also removes the fiber and other nutrients in whole grain options. Refined grains include white rice, white bread, white flour etc.
Everything has an alternative:
I personally eat 2 pieces of whole seed Dave’s Killer Bread in the morning instead of white bread.
I replaced white tortillas with whole grain or spinach tortillas
I eat whole grain pasta noodles instead of regular pasta noodles.
I eat whole wheat Ritz Crackers instead of original.