17. Whole Grains
Whole grains can be a confusing, nebulous term, but generally, it is used to refer to any grain food like corn, wheat, rice, quinoa, or others that are eaten in their entirety, meaning the kernel and interior contents. This wide range of foods is often grouped due to their similar health benefits, including high quantities of fiber, leading to long-lasting fullness.
To incorporate more whole grains into your diet, learn to read labels carefully. Many loaves of bread and other refined items marketed as “whole grain” really aren’t, leading to a great deal of confusion. Foods like quinoa that are visible whole grain are much simpler to incorporate into your diet.