We don't want to sound like some hokey internet advertisement, but we did recently read that eating whole grains can help you burn off that unwanted belly fat! Here's what the article in the March 2010 issue of Parenting - Early Years said:
"Whole Grains - In addition to good-for-you fiber, whole grains contain magnesium and chromium. These two incredibly important nutrients combat cortisol (a stress hormone that directs fat to be stored around the waist) and keep down insulin production (high levels of the hormone also encourage fat to pile on around the tummy). Participants in one study who ate four to seven daily servings of whole-grain foods (the recommended amount is three a day) lost twice as much belly fat as those eating refined carbs. To pack the most punch go for the grains in their natural form rather than whole grain flour or supplements."
We've all known that eating whole grains is healthy, but now you can this to your lists of reason to eat whole grains! Of course, the best place to purchase your whole grains is Joseph's Grainery!