Whole grains contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed in their original proportions. They’re higher in fiber and more nutritious than regular refined grains.
Most women don’t get enough fiber so adding whole grains to your diet can increase your fiber intake. Fiber is essential for digestive health and some types of fiber lower your cholesterol.
whole grains are excellent for weight loss diets because fiber helps you feel full longer between meals and you won’t feel so hungry.
Choose 100-percent whole grain or 100-percent whole wheat bread instead of white bread. Swap out your sweet breakfast cereal for a bowl of oatmeal or a 100-percent whole grain cereal. Choose brown rice or whole wheat pasta for dinner. Popcorn is also a whole grain and makes for a great low-cal snack as long as you go light on the butter. Quinoa, oats and wild rice are also healthy whole grains