Do you eat starchy carbohydrate-rich foods like pasta, bread, and rice?
Or do you go for gluten-free varieties because you are intolerant?
Or perhaps you’re on a Paleolithic plan following the eating habits of early human beings?
Do you think the role of grains in a healthy diet is a controversial issue in nutrition, a place where scientists just can’t seem to agree?
For a few thoughts on whether or not to eat grains in light of today’s popular gluten-free and Paleo diets, read the full article here.
And always remember two fundamental things in your quest to become a smart eater: (1) Understand the basic tenets of a healthy diet and (2) Ask the right questions to help you separate fact from fiction when it comes to nutrition. With this knowledge, you can use science to win a lifetime of good eating that helps you stay in shape while preventing chronic conditions like obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Here’s to your health this holiday season!
Dr. P.K. Newby is a scientist, educator, foodie, and serious cook who writes about all things food and nutrition at The Nutrition Doctor is In the Kitchen, You can subscribe to her blog from the home page, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, or check out her food porn on Pinterest for fabulous ideas that bring healthy cooking into your life in spectacular ways.