I'm sure many of you have made your New Year's Resolutions to eat healthier, or start living a healthier lifestyle. I'm hoping the following information will give you some helpful tips to better reach your goals!
Did you know that 95 percent of Americans don't get enough whole grain in their diet?
According to the 2010 Report of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, only five percent of Americans get the three full recommended daily servings - a shocking statistic.
With many Americans making New Year's Resolutions to live healthier, it's never been easier to get the whole grain you want without sacrificing taste. Every Big G cereal contains at least 8 grams of whole grain per serving, with more than 20 General Mills cereals delivering 16 grams or more. (At least 48 grams of whole grain are recommended daily.) Big G cereals are America's number one source of whole grain at breakfast, providing America with more whole grain at breakfast than any other breakfast food from any other manufacturer.
Only whole grain gives you the vital nutrients from the complete grain. The health benefits of whole grains can't be pinpointed to one particular component of the grain. It's the "whole grain package" that makes the difference. In addition to fiber, whole grain contains antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients that help ensure a healthy diet. A diet high in whole grain has been found to help with diabetes and weight management, and it may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.
Get into the whole grain habit by just looking for the big white check on Big G cereals! Cereal is already one of the healthiest breakfast choices you can make, and the entire Big G cereal line is made with whole grain, making it a great choice. Big G cereals have the brands and flavor your family will love, including Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Fiber One® and Total®.
To be sure the other foods you are choosing have the healthy whole grain you need, just follow these two easy rules:
1. Look for a whole grain symbol like the big white check on Big G cereals or the Whole Grain Stamp developed by the Whole Grains Council
2. Scan the ingredient list and choose foods that list a whole grain near the top of the list
Visit www.WholeGrainNation.com for more tips, additional information about the benefits of Whole Grain and how Big G cereals can be a convenient and tasty way to incorporate more whole grain into your day.
General Mills through MyBlogSpark sent me a prize pack filled with some great things to help
kick start a healthy lifestyle and get me on the way to getting in the habit of adding more whole
grain into my diet! They were also nice enough to allow me another prize pack to share with
one of my readers!!
One reader will be chosen from the comments below to win this prize pack which
- A VIP coupon for one Big G cereal
- A cereal on-the-go bowl w/ Spoon and Cereal/Milk Separator!
- (1) Lunch bag
- A Walking enthusiast kit (features strap bag with Water bottle!)
- And One really neat Digital Jump Rope!
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