Health 1020 Extra Credit Assignment Emanuel M Castanares Question: How many servings of whole grains should you eat each day? Summary: The study says how important is to eat from 4-6 servings of whole grains per day to maintain your body young and healthy, it’s a great source of nutrients. Q: What's in whole grains, like barley or oats, that makes them so special? S: The difference in between whole grain and processed or refined grains is that when we eat whole grains in their natural way or non processed we’re enjoying the whole package combo of nutrients such as the fiber, B vitamins disease-prevention, and carbs and protein. Q: What are some good sources of whole grains? S: Some good sources for whole grain food are basically those types of food that have been made without having the whole grain processed which only contain part of the nutrient, skipping B vitamins and fiber. Also something to look out for is for label that read “100% whole grain” or “100% whole oats” the food labels that read “whole grain” have slyly been processed, leaving us with not very many nutrient contented in the final product, i.e. (white refined flours). Q: How do whole grains make your body younger? S: Whole grain intake has shown that they’re an excellent source to help you lose weight, they also help you lower your risk of heart disease by regulating cholesterol level, blood sugar levels, they give you a sensation of satiety, and regulate your digestive system. Q: How can you incorporate more whole grains and bran into your daily diet? S: I believe the internet is a great source of information for those who want to change eating habits and don’t know where to start. It’s also full of information on incorporating good healthy recipes like sandwiches with whole-grain breads, Eat whole-grain breakfast cereals, such as bran flakes, shredded wheat, or oatmeal as well as brown rice, soba noodles, or bulgur side dishes instead of pasta or white rice and many more. Comments: I loved this article and how it taught me to eat better, I’m very impressed on how much I must change of my eating culture, the more we go into this class and the more we study throughout the book the more conscious I get about changing my eating habits.