How Many Refined Grains Are You Consuming?
In the past 30 years, the average American is consuming 195 more calories from grains such as wheat, rice, corn and oats. About 90 percent of the grain we eat is refined, not whole. It is easy to consume refined grains – pasta or rice served at restaurants, pancakes, bagels, muffins, pretzels and cookies.
- can raise triglycerides and lower HDL “good” cholesterol.