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Session 12: Nutrition Featured Food: Whole Grains Whole grains are a staple food for any diet. Oftentimes, people choose to eat processed and highcarb foods like white rice and white bread. There are many healthy and good alternatives to these dishes, like quinoa, barley, and brown rice. In addition to not being processed foods, they also have a high amount of protein. According to the Mayo Clinic91, whole grains are linked to a lower risk of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers. Additionally, these grains are naturally low in fat and a good source of complex carbohydrates. How to cook: Most whole grains require being boiled in water, in a 1 to 2 ratio (1 cup grain to 2 cups water). These kinds of whole grains include: 1. Quinoa (pronounce this one: Keen Wah) 2. Barley 3. Brown Rice 4. Bulgur Other whole grains include popcorn! If you’re craving a healthy snack, pop some large kernels of popcorn that aren’t cooked in large amounts of butter, oil, or salt. Eating healthy can be both delicious and fun!

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Mayo Clinic staff. Whole grains: hearty options for a healthy diet. Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/whole-grains/NU00204

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