Eating more grains, especially organic whole grains, is an essential part of a healthy diet. Organic whole grains are the healthiest type of grains. They are low in fat, provide a good source of complex carbohydrates, B vitamins, fiber, selenium, potassium and magnesium. Organic whole grains have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and certain cancers.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of the grains you eat are whole grains yet most Americans do not get enough whole grains in our diet. In fact, according to Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD, “The average American eats less than one serving per day, and over 40% never eat whole grains at all. Young adults get less than one serving daily.”