By: Jasmine Gannon-Suppenbach Hour 3
FOODS IN THE GRAINS GROUP
2 Sub Groups For Grains
- Whole Grains
- Refined Grains
What is an ounce?
An ounce is a unit of weight of one sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois with an approximately 28 grams
- Dietary fiber-this may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
- The B vitamins-thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin play a key role in metabolism and they help the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
- Iron-is used to carry oxygen in the blood.
Health Benefits from grains
Grains are important sources of many nutrients, including fiber, B vitamins and minerals. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases
- Calories- Taking in too many calories between meals is an easy way go over your daily needs and gain weight
- Sugars- added sugar contains the same number of calories, and too much can up your risk for obesity and diabetes
- Fats- instead of looking at the total fat, focus on the bad fats
- Fiber- A decent amount of fiber means that your packaged food is more than just empty carbs in a shiny wrapper.
- Protein- Protein is another factor that varies greatly depending on the person and their nutrient needs.
Food label Tips
- Start at the top. It’s important to know how many servings you’re consuming so you can calculate the calories and nutrients accurately.
- Scan nutrients. Those listed first fat, cholesterol, and sodium can increase risk of diseases.