Whole grains and Detox

Most detox diets then allow for a slow re-introduction of other foods,
gradually. The diets generally restrict foods from your diet that are said to
have harmful toxins. Along with this a detox diet should then flush the
existing toxins out of the body.


A research poll recently revealed that only seven percent of Canadians
understand the important distinction between a complete whole grain
product and a grain product*. Even though Canada's Food Guide to
Healthy Eating recommends five to twelve servings from the grain group
each day - clearly emphasizing whole grains - most of us aren't making the
wisest of food choices! To help you boost your intake, registered dietitian
Rosie Schwartz offers the following whole grain information and advice.


Whole grains consist of all three parts of a grain, including: the fibre-rich
outer coating of bran; the middle layer of the grain called the endosperm;
and, the nutrient-packed inner germ. During the milling or refining
process, both the bran and germ are removed from refined grains leaving
only the endosperm, the least nutritious part of the grain. Therefore,
these refined products do not provide as much nutritional value and
health benefits as whole grain products.


There are as many detox methods as weight loss diets and some of them
can be quite expensive! But we don't need to spend a lot of money on
detox, it's something we can do ourselves if we know how. So to that
end, I'll give you a really simple (%26 cheap!) detox that you can try.


Recent research links whole grains to a number of disease-fighting
benefits. It suggests that antioxidants contained in whole grains may work
with other compounds, including fibre, to reduce cholesterol and overall
risk for heart disease. Research has also shown that whole grains appear
to play an important role in reducing the risk of certain cancers and type 2
diabetes. For most of us, the fibre in whole grains has always been
identified as a benefit to overall bowel health. It helps remove waste
products, supports the growth of healthy bacteria and promotes
regularity.


Incorporating whole grains into your diet is easy and starts at the grocery
store. Lots of great whole grain product options are available in everyday
foods such as bread, cereal and pasta. Here are tips that Rosie Schwartz
offers to identify these products:


? Scan the ingredient list: whole grain foods will list a whole grain ĘC such
as wheat, oats, corn or rice ĘC as the first ingredient. Look for words
"whole" or "whole grain" before the name of the grain.


? Don't be fooled by products that claim to be made with whole grain
flour. You need to see whole grain flour listed as the first ingredient in
order to achieve the greatest benefit.


Detox, short for detoxification, is the removal of potentially toxic
substances from the body. Learn more about detox diets today. ? Read
labels ĘC opt for "whole wheat" over just "wheat," "brown rice" over
"enriched white rice" and "whole rye" over "rye."


We are aiming here to rid the body of garbage therefore it's important to
make the diet as light and healthy as possible but to have something you
can live with for at least 2 weeks. It's no good going on a herbal tea and
brown rice diet if you can only do it for two days!

Learn more about detox diets today at http://www.diet-detox.info/

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