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(CBS News)   New study says that most Americans don't eat enough whole grains and fiber. First U.S. study ever to begin with the phrase "Most Americans don't eat enough"   (cbsnews.com ) divider line
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2014-02-07 08:06:24 AM  
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Really, subby?
 
2014-02-07 08:23:19 AM  
I thought while grains were a big no-no now. Or is that just wheat?
 
2014-02-07 08:29:13 AM  
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2014-02-07 08:29:27 AM  

Likwit: I thought while grains were a big no-no now. Or is that just wheat?


Wheat. Virtually no nutrition in modern wheat.
 
2014-02-07 08:35:00 AM  

Likwit: I thought while grains were a big no-no now. Or is that just wheat?


Depends on who you talk to, what issue is being addressed.

First thing is that the term whole grain is used as an attempt to convince people they are eating a wholesome item.  Whole grain just means you are consuming all parts of the grain and while it does provide you more nutrients the value of the grain is more determined by type, if its been grown in a nutritious soil, and are you consuming it after its been sprouted.

The issue with grains is that it has starch and phytic acid.  Phytic acid being a lesser known issue in that it prevents the absorption of many key nutrients and minerals in our digestive system.  You either have to eat sprouted grains to reduce the amount of the acid or you have to soak the grains in vinigar for about 24 hours prior to usage.

Starch is sugar, and to much of any sugar is just bad.

So are grains bad for you?  If you suffer from a true allergy celliac or experience abominable pain or bloating after eating grain products or you want to lose weight I suggest removing it from the diet.  I've been wheat and grain free for two years and I feel so much better.  I did it in an attempt to see if it was a cause of some gastro distress and it was however I am not allergic.
 
2014-02-07 08:42:53 AM  
I think I am single-handedly raising the Canadian average.

\eats a LOT of fiber & whole grains.
\\almost no sugars or white flour.
 
2014-02-07 08:43:48 AM  
Brilliant headline. 11/10!
 
2014-02-07 08:44:24 AM  

StupidFly: Likwit: I thought while grains were a big no-no now. Or is that just wheat?

Wheat. Virtually no nutrition in modern wheat.



Hopefully we get some postmodern wheat to sort this out.
 
2014-02-07 08:45:28 AM  
Whole grain is the snake oil of the 21st century.
 
2014-02-07 08:46:10 AM  
But I thought the key to health was eating steak, fatty meats and whole milk? The more butter and lard the better because fat is good for you as long as you eat 0 carbs.

At least that is what Dr. Fatkins told me.
 
2014-02-07 08:55:46 AM  
"Reicks led the study at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul. Her coauthors are all affiliated with General Mills, which funded the study."

Yeah, right. Totally objective study. Conclusion: consume more of our paymasters' products.
 
2014-02-07 08:58:11 AM  
Too much fibre can lead to health problems. Moderation is, as always, the key.
 
2014-02-07 09:01:28 AM  

minuslars: StupidFly: Likwit: I thought while grains were a big no-no now. Or is that just wheat?

Wheat. Virtually no nutrition in modern wheat.


Hopefully we get some postmodern wheat to sort this out.


Yeah, I don't buy it. It can't be worse than white rice.
 
2014-02-07 09:07:34 AM  

AlanSmithee: Too much fibre can lead to health problems. Moderation is, as always, the key.


Too much of anything can lead to health problems. The recommended daily intake of fiber for a middle-aged male is 35-40 grams or, more specifically, about 14 grams per 1000 cal. It can be difficult to get to that number some days if you're eating balanced meals.
 
2014-02-07 09:07:48 AM  

CleanAndPure: But I thought the key to health was eating steak, fatty meats and whole milk? The more butter and lard the better because fat is good for you as long as you eat 0 carbs.

At least that is what Dr. Fatkins told me.


You'd be better off that way than pounding down whole grain.

Really, there isn't anything in wheat or any other grain you can't get from eating fruits and vegetables. Grain is mostly just empty calories that convert easil to stored body fat.
 
2014-02-07 09:15:17 AM  
I eat plenty of fibre! I have a healthy salad for lunch every day:

- 1 leaf iceberg lettuce (lots of fibre here!)
- 2 cups shredded American cheese
- 1 cup bacon bits
- 3/4 cup ranch dressing
- croutons (more fibre!)
 
2014-02-07 09:21:45 AM  

El Dudereno: CleanAndPure: But I thought the key to health was eating steak, fatty meats and whole milk? The more butter and lard the better because fat is good for you as long as you eat 0 carbs.

At least that is what Dr. Fatkins told me.

You'd be better off that way than pounding down whole grain.

Really, there isn't anything in wheat or any other grain you can't get from eating fruits and vegetables. Grain is mostly just empty calories that convert easil to stored body fat.


Better yet being balanced.

Lots of vegetables and legumes, some fruit, a little bit of whole grains, minimal milk, and a little bit of meat.

Lots of water and lots of exercise.
 
2014-02-07 09:26:40 AM  

El Dudereno: Really, there isn't anything in wheat or any other grain you can't get from eating fruits and vegetables. Grain is mostly just empty calories that convert easil to stored body fat.


Well, there's your problem right there.  I suspect most Americans don't eat enough fruits and vegetables.  I know I don't.  I'll continue eating whole wheat bread.  After doing so for at least 25 years, things like white bread just don't taste good and I think the fiber is healthy.
 
2014-02-07 09:27:01 AM  

CleanAndPure: El Dudereno: CleanAndPure: But I thought the key to health was eating steak, fatty meats and whole milk? The more butter and lard the better because fat is good for you as long as you eat 0 carbs.

At least that is what Dr. Fatkins told me.

You'd be better off that way than pounding down whole grain.

Really, there isn't anything in wheat or any other grain you can't get from eating fruits and vegetables. Grain is mostly just empty calories that convert easil to stored body fat.

Better yet being balanced.

Lots of vegetables and legumes, some fruit, a little bit of whole grains, minimal milk, and a little bit of meat.

Lots of water and lots of exercise.


Why bother with the grain though. It's not vital to any human's health.
 
2014-02-07 09:28:53 AM  
The best thing about the whole Gluten free craze is that it's made it so much easier to figure out which of my friends are special snowflakes AND it gives me a reason to not invite them to dinners.

Worst case is a girl who stopped eating wheat less than a year ago.   Now she's calling herself a coeliac.
 
2014-02-07 09:29:39 AM  

El Dudereno: Why bother with the grain though. It's not vital to any human's health.


It tastes good.
 
2014-02-07 09:31:32 AM  

JohnnyCanuck: I think I am single-handedly raising the Canadian average.

\eats a LOT of fiber & whole grains.
\\almost no sugars or white flour.


Translation: You eat a lot of sugar.
 
2014-02-07 09:40:16 AM  
We're eating way too many whole grains. But yeah, not enough fiber from green vegetables.
 
2014-02-07 09:43:10 AM  

gaslight: JohnnyCanuck: I think I am single-handedly raising the Canadian average.

\eats a LOT of fiber & whole grains.
\\almost no sugars or white flour.

Translation: You eat a lot of sugar.


No...I don't.

If you're going to call all carbs sugar...then state fiber is a carb, don't bother.
Counting carbs is what I do every time I eat. I am T-1 diabetic with good control and very little body fat.
 
2014-02-07 09:47:21 AM  
Whole grains (i.e. brown rice, whole wheat bread) aren't so bad. Lots of fiber and there are some minerals and vitamins in there. Processed and refined grains (i.e. white bread) are bad.

The whole "if you eat carbs you will get fat!" movement is beyond stupid. Carbs, in moderation, are good. The quality of the carbs is what matters. Oats? Good. Sugar? Bad. And "no carbs after X pm" is even more retarded and has been debunked by quite a few studies. Also, every paleo person I know (with 1 exception) is a total fat ass. 

I aim for 45% carb, 30% fat, 25% protein in my diet.
 
2014-02-07 09:52:01 AM  

baconbeard: I eat plenty of fibre! I have a healthy salad for lunch every day:

Oh, that's good!

- 1 leaf iceberg lettuce (lots of fibre here!) ...Uh, that's, uhm, different, but...
- 2 cups shredded American cheese
- 1 cup bacon bits
- 3/4 cup ranch dressing
- croutons (more fibre!)


...No, I don't think this is right... :(
 
2014-02-07 10:04:03 AM  

starsrift: baconbeard: I eat plenty of fibre! I have a healthy salad for lunch every day:
Oh, that's good!

- 1 leaf iceberg lettuce (lots of fibre here!) ...Uh, that's, uhm, different, but...
- 2 cups shredded American cheese
- 1 cup bacon bits
- 3/4 cup ranch dressing
- croutons (more fibre!)

...No, I don't think this is right... :(


I think he was being facetious. At least I hope so.
 
2014-02-07 10:47:24 AM  

El Dudereno: CleanAndPure: El Dudereno: CleanAndPure: But I thought the key to health was eating steak, fatty meats and whole milk? The more butter and lard the better because fat is good for you as long as you eat 0 carbs.

At least that is what Dr. Fatkins told me.

You'd be better off that way than pounding down whole grain.

Really, there isn't anything in wheat or any other grain you can't get from eating fruits and vegetables. Grain is mostly just empty calories that convert easil to stored body fat.

Better yet being balanced.

Lots of vegetables and legumes, some fruit, a little bit of whole grains, minimal milk, and a little bit of meat.

Lots of water and lots of exercise.

Why bother with the grain though. It's not vital to any human's health.


You can get what you need from veggies and not grains.

However its easier to stick to a diet that is a little flexible than not at all.

Grains are cheap, tasty, versatile.

Some whole grains and a little brown rice, for example, isn't going to hurt you too bad and does have minerals, vitamin, fibre, etc.

Its going to be a whole lot easier to stick to a diet that allows whole grains than no grains at all.
 
2014-02-07 10:49:15 AM  

JohnnyCanuck: starsrift: baconbeard: I eat plenty of fibre! I have a healthy salad for lunch every day:
Oh, that's good!

- 1 leaf iceberg lettuce (lots of fibre here!) ...Uh, that's, uhm, different, but...
- 2 cups shredded American cheese
- 1 cup bacon bits
- 3/4 cup ranch dressing
- croutons (more fibre!)

...No, I don't think this is right... :(

I think he was being facetious. At least I hope so.


I was, but I do know people who would make this claim without a trace of irony.
 
2014-02-07 11:02:07 AM  

baconbeard: I was, but I do know people who would make this claim without a trace of irony.


So do I. Throw a piece of lettuce in your KFC chicken bowl and, voila! You now have a healthy salad.
 
2014-02-07 12:00:35 PM  
Ancient grains taste better than Monsanto frankencancer
 
2014-02-07 12:24:53 PM  
Meanwhile, I keep getting deluged with posts saying that we eat TOO MUCH whole grains and fiber, that it's poisoning our brains, etc..

SOMEBODY MUST BE LYING!
I CAN'T TAKE THE PRESSURE!

/ I need fresh fruit...
 
2014-02-07 01:26:10 PM  
I started using metamucil 3 times a day about 2 months ago.  I've never felt better.  Srsly.
 
2014-02-07 01:41:23 PM  
dazed420:

So are grains bad for you?  If you suffer from a true allergy celliac or experience abominable pain or bloating after eating grain products or you want to lose weight I suggest removing it from the diet.  I've been wheat and grain free for two years and I feel so much better.  I did it in an attempt to see if it was a cause of some gastro distress and it was however I am not allergic.

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2014-02-07 02:31:27 PM  
better be gluten-free
 
2014-02-07 05:15:18 PM  
Low carb eater here (less than 20g/day). Feel better than I ever have.

/moar bacon
//more butter
//keto4life
 
2014-02-07 09:32:58 PM  

The_Hound: Low carb eater here (less than 20g/day). Feel better than I ever have.

/moar bacon
//more butter
//keto4life


When I dropped weight this was what I initially did, but after the first 70 were shed I really needed to get off my ass and exercise more. That extra output left my body screaming for carbs so I started adding pastas and potatoes back into my diet. I have a good balance now and I'm glad I got to see the effects of various foods on my body. I still splurge once a week, but I know that I'll just have to do a little more jogging over the next few days.
 
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