Whole Grains and a Long Healthy Life

At Step One Foods we aren’t surprised when we see studies that reinforce what we all know: good foods lead to a longer and healthier life.

So why did a new study* from the NIH-AARP on whole grains catch our attention?

Three things. First, the scope of the study: more than 350,000 individuals followed for 14 years. Second, the risk reduction: 11-48% of death from chronic disease. And finally, the serving size that made a difference: only 1.2 ounces per day.**

This study confirms our philosophy at Step One Foods. Good health from good food doesn’t have to be hard. Making one or two simple changes each day can dramatically impact your health and your quality of life.

What are some simple ways to incorporate whole grains?

A serving of Step One Foods Whole Oat and Walnuts pancakes delivers one ounce of whole oat and bran, while our Blueberry and Cinnamon oatmeal delivers more than 2/3 of an ounce. And both are packed with other great ingredients including fruits, nuts and seeds.

Choose brown rice over white. Many fast casual restaurants including Chipotle now offer the option of brown rice.

Try quinoa. This whole grain is also loaded with protein, and cooks quickly and easily. It can be added to soups, salads and casseroles.

Food matters.

*BMC Medicine 2015, 13:59.
**Forbes, 3/25/2015. Walton, Alice G. “Eat Whole Grains For A Long Life, New Study Says.”

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