Today's Daily Challenge Friday Apr. 25, 2014
Healthy Behaviors is about lifestyle habits, namely healthy eating and physical activity, which have proven connections to lifelong health and disease prevention.
Share 1 new way to enjoy whole grains at breakfast.
How to do it
How do you get whole grains into your breakfast? Maybe you've tried a multigrain hot or cold cereal, steel-cut oats prepared the night before, buckwheat pancakes, or toast made from bread packed with rye or millet. Whatever whole grains you've been enjoying at breakfast, share them here.
Why it matters
New options for whole grains have been appearing in grocery aisles, and many of them can be easily added to your morning meal. Unlike grains that have been processed and refined to make starchy products like white bread, whole grains are left all or mostly intact. Refined grains are digested quickly, leading to a rise and crash in blood sugar, while our bodies take much longer to digest whole grains. A breakfast that includes whole grains will help keep your energy levels up until lunch.
Wheat shows up in more than just your bread and bagels. Cat litter, biodegradable spoons and forks, dog treats, soap, shampoo, and biodegradable plastic wrap all contain some form of the grain.
- Lorraine B.GrowingLevel 84
I have Bush Foods Breakfast Cereal which has 67% wholegrains -wheat, oats, corn and rice. it alo has wheat fibre nuts and fruit pieces. I alo have 2-3 slices of multigrain toast with extra seeds.
Day 3 Carolyn. Have a pleasant day.
Very moving ANZAC March.
Gwynne A. replied April 25, 2014 at 0:21 UTC:
- Andrea R.Flourishing
My breakfast doesn't ever have grains in it - while I eat gluten-free bread, I don't consider that I'm getting a bunch of grains. I'm okay with that. I eat a lot of fiber every day, so I'm not worried about that part of grains.
I hope you all have a great Friday!
- Gwynne A.BlossomingLevel 123
I mix my own muesli using uncooked natural oats and brand flakes mixed with ground flax seeds and almonds, pumpkin and sunflower seeds and a few sultanas for sweetness. I top it all off with skim milk...very tasty.
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- Gaynor E.Flourishing
Good morning, all. Usually when a 'grain' challenge (especially a breakfast one) pops up on DC I bang on and on about how I prepare my porridge in the morning, and how I add a little stewed apple and plain yoghurt to it, and a few almonds and sultanas, and how delicious it is.... but not today! No no! I will not bore you with another rendition of my porridge prep.
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