10 Healthy Habits for 2010 

Get healthy in the new year with 10 resolutions to improve your health. By: Holley Johnson Grainger, M.S., R.D.

Healthy Habits: Eat Whole Grains

Fuel Up On Whole Grains

Simply swapping to whole grains yields big health benefits. Go beyond white rice, white bread, and pasta this year and dish up nutrient-rich whole grains. Making a simple swap such as choosing brown rice, whole grain bread, or whole-wheat pasta will lead to improved cardiovascular function and reduce the risk of certain cancers and stroke. Make a mini resolution to be adventurous and try some less familiar grains like quinoa, wheat berries, and buckwheat groats. And of course, keep the favorites like oatmeal and air-popped popcorn on-hand to round out the recommended 3 (1-ounce) servings per day.

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