There are many types of whole grains to choose from and each one provides a different set of nutrients, texture and taste to your meals. Here are some “common” whole grains that you can find at your local grocery store. Don’t be afraid to try different whole grains until you find a few different types that your family enjoys. Whole grains should account for approximately one quarter of your plate at every meal.
Barley. Barley is an excellent source of fiber and selenium. It also serves as a good source of the minerals phosphorous, copper and manganese. One of the unique properties of barley is its ability to actually “scour” cholesterol out of the body. Continue reading