https://www.usda.gov/media/blog/2017/09/26/back-basics-all-about-myplate-food-groups

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The Grain Silo

To grain, or not to grain. That is the question. The world’s “experts” seem to be split in half regarding the addition of grains in our daily nutrition. However, most peer reviewed research show that grains are essential for healthful living. But, not just any grain. Whole grains—especially whole multi-grains—are the preferred source.

https://www.cooperinstitute.org/2017/08/29/new-studies-bolster-existing-support-for-whole-grains

Hungry? Stop Eating

We often over eat for all the wrong reasons. And those wrong reasons are learned behaviors. Mom told us to “clean your plate.” Foods, especially sweets, became rewards. Others became “comfort food” when we are distressed. Please visit the link below for more information.

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https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/healthy-living-article/60/6272/why-do-we-eat-when-we-aren-t-hungry/

Fats: Not All Are Equal

We need fats in our diet. But not all types of fats and not in mass quantities. Fats supply our bodies with energy, helps us absorb nutrients, and supports brain health. However, the healthiest fats are found in plant-based foods rather than animal-based foods. Therefore, we should strive to increase the former and decrease the latter in our daily diets. Please read this short summary, linked below, for more details.

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Trade Animal Fats for Plant-Based Fats