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The Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been published. You can view them online at www.health.gov. The graph shown above is a good overview for what changes most adults need to make to go from where they are now to being compliant with the new guidelines. The bars above the...
 
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Rice is the staple food for two-thirds of the world’s population. While commonly thought of as an oriental food, rice has been grown in the United States for more than 300 years. For many people, the only rice ever tried was white, precooked (minute) rice. What a shame. As...
 
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What’s nice about rice?  It is a hearty grain that is sodium-free, cholesterol-free, fat-free, easy-to-cook and rich in complex carbohydrates. At 100 calories per one-half cup, it is a low calorie source of many nutrients, including protein, B vitamins, and iron. Rice is a unique grain because it contains all eight essential amino acids.  Though ... Celebrating Rice
 
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What is a whole grain? A whole grain is the entire kernel, consisting of the bran, endosperm and germ. What are the benefits of eating whole grains? Whole grain products are higher in nutrients, fiber and protective substances than their refined counterparts. Whole wheat flour is made from the...