Grains and longevity…

Choices to Make!

via A diet higher in fiber, particularly grains, may lead to a longer life, a study finds – latimes.com

As I sit here “dying” for a piece of chocolate cake with buttercream frosting up pops this new finding on my computer.

A high fiber diet may increase longevity. Oh…yes I am very aware of the benefits of eating a diet loaded with fiber.

  • better digestion
  • lower cholesterol
  • less inflammation in the body
  • and perhaps a longer life

What kind of fiber do I need to eat and how much??? It seems to be more “insoluble” fiber…specifically wheat grains, according to an article in the Archives of Internal Medicine this month. Wheat grains are the ones responsible for helping the body reduce inflammation and decrease risks to cancer

So what are my options in the whole grain family?

  • Amaranth….what???
  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Bulgur (cracked wheat)
  • Whole-wheat pasta or couscous
  • Flaxseed
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Wheat berries
  • Wild rice

via List of whole grains – Harvard Health Publications.

Hmmm….well…these do not exactly fit my craving…perhaps some granola and maybe a little yogurt.

After a forage of the cabinets and fridge my selection is made…

milk & honey granola“– chocolate banana mix–all natural, whole grain oats + wheat germ+ cocoa,+bananas+no preservatives+no trans-fat…with non-fat-plain “Stonyfield Yogurt”.

It seems longevity comes at a price…



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About lorettelavine

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