All throughout the evolution of mankind we have gone through many cycles of food preparations and varieties. During old ages, before most of the modern conveniences are invented, it was whole food. The industrial revolution completely changed the way we prepare food for consumption. Now again there is renewed awareness for using whole grains.
The Dietary Guidelines for the U.S. recommends that we eat six servings of grains a day and half of which to be whole. How can we incorporate the suggested servings of whole grains to our diet? Here are some ideas.
Learn varieties of grains available. You will be amazed to see the number of grains available. Farro, spelt, rice, and kamut are some examples you can try.
Learn how to cook each whole grain. It is simply boiling but you need to learn to control the amount of water to use as well as how long to cook.
Look for substitutes. Whole grain is a good substitute for processed pasta or cleaned white rice. Also, look for nutrition in your substitute.
Seek help. Talk to your friends who may have already tried or using whole grains. They can show you some excellent ways you can incorporate whole grains.