I forgot to invite you to join me on this weekly journey of trying new grains. I’ve written a blog about how to repurpose foods that includes grains but did not give you an official invite to join me as I try these grains. Full disclosure. I was facetiming with my daughters on Friday and they wanted to know why I didn’t have the grain recipes on my website and why I haven’t invited anyone to join me on my grain journey…cooking a different grain each week?
So here’s an official invitation! Join me as I explore a new grain each week accompanied by a delicious (I hope and pray) recipe. If you try any of the recipes, please leave a comment. I would love to hear your likes or dislikes, challenges and triumphs as we journey together. I don’t know how long we will be on this journey but here’s to hoping that we can enjoy it, learn something, and improve our overall health.
Whole grains are loaded with good nutrients including fiber. We usually think of dietary fiber as a good way to help lose weight by helping to reduce snacking because it keeps you full longer. It also help to reduce risks for many health conditions such as heart disease, helping to lower blood pressure, and regulating blood sugar. In addition, research shows that fiber helps to improve good gut health? Adequate fiber facilitate the growth of good gut bacteria. Research has shown that when your gut is healthy, it leads to reduction in inflammation throughout the body. Not to mention that eating an adequate amount of grains will help to keep you regular.
So just to be clear. I’m not talking about eating a high fiber diet. I’m talking about eating more fiber as most Americans don’t even come close to eating enough in their daily meals. The daily intake of fiber for women should be as much as 25 grams, or 21 grams if they’re over 50 and 38 grams for men, or 30 grams if they’re over 50.