The first step to healthy cooking is to stock your kitchen with foods that you can throw together in a hurry for healthy meals. Keep some of these foods on hand for fast meals on busy nights.
A whole grain is made up of 3 parts: the bran, endosperm, and germ. Refined (or processed) grains are made from the endosperm. Because the bran and germ contain many of the vitamins and minerals and all of the fiber found in grains, whole grains have more fiber and nutrients than refined (or processed) grains, which makes them a better choice as part of a healthy eating pattern.
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