Rich in iron, fiber and protein, whole grains can keep your body running at its best.

Fiber is a nutrient most of us could all use a lot more of especially when derived from real food.

Whole grains are a great source of fiber, which means they’ll keep you feeling full longer than refined grains. Not only are they good for you, they’re also tasty, satisfying, and an inexpensive way to get a whole host of other nutrients. If you follow the USDA’s MyPlate Initiative, they recommend that half of your grain intake comes from whole grains.

There are many health benefits to eating whole grains. According to these studies listed on the Whole Grains Council website, enjoying a diet with whole grains can reduce risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, cognitive aging, and respiratory issues.

The best part? You don’t need any special cooking skills to cook whole grains. Just a pot of water will do. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have a bowl of warm cooked grains, a perfect foundation for building meals around.

To help you get to know this food group better and easily include them in your diet, we’ve put together an infographic guide:


Guide to Cooking with Whole Grains

Learn more about this food group and how to make whole grains a healthy part of your diet.

In this guide, you’ll learn:

the anatomy of a grain

common grain terms and their meanings

How to cook our 10 favorite whole grains

which whole grain flours are gluten-free

how to store whole grains

Our Guide to Whole Grains will give you all the smarts you need to incorporate more whole grains into your healthy, home cooked meals. Sign up below to get this guide sent to your inbox – for free! You can print it out and keep it handy to help you out in the kitchen and to reference any time you cook.

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