Dietitian Tips: The Argument for Whole Grains

Are whole grains a necessary part of a healthy diet? In this episode, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Lisa Henderson argues the case for whole grains. She explains why they’re beneficial and why they deserve a second chance as an integral part of a balanced diet.

In this episode (Part 1), she provides her tips and gives a detailed description of the basics – examples of whole grains, which nutrients they contain and their health benefits. She dives into the difference between whole grains and refined grains. She also outlines the appropriate portion sizes for whole grains and provides an easy rule-of-thumb for how many servings of whole grains are optimal each day.

In Part 2 (next week), RD Lisa dives into meal planning ideas and dining out tips for whole grains – don’t miss it!

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