I now have an acquired taste for whole wheat bread for my sandwiches rather than the plain old, white bread. This is after learning that whole grain wheat bread is a lot healthier than other types of bread.
Whole grain wheat bread contains just what the name implies: whole grains with a lot of fiber. Fiber is great for the health because it helps prevent heart disease and aids the digestive system. Whole grain foods, on the other hand, contain B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which are usually found in fruits and vegetables.
Now, for the uninitiated, here is a quick list of whole grain foods: brown rice, whole oats, oatmeal, whole grain corn, whole rye, wild rice, whole grain barley, buckwheat, cracked wheat, Sorghum, Millet and Quinoa. Aside from preventing heart disease, whole grain foods can also help with your weight loss program and they help prevent cancer, diabetes, constipation, gallstones and kidney stones.
A healthy dose of fiber-rich and whole grain foods everyday can certainly make a big difference with your overall health – so start looking for them the next time that you go to the supermarket.