Healthy Eating, Healthy Living
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The Health Benefits of Eating Whole Grains
A large part of what makes a whole food diet “healthy” is eating unprocessed or minimally processed foods. Whole, plant-based foods are unprocessed foods, so they provide all the carbohydrates, protein and nutrients available in the grain or plant that help you sustain energy, support healthy heart and brain function, and build muscle.
Whole grains are intact plant grains containing the bran, germ and endosperm that make up an entire grain. Whole wheat, rye, barley and buckwheat are all examples of whole grains. These grains are healthier for you than refined grains because they contain more fiber, which helps lower blood cholesterol and decreases the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and many other diseases. Fiber also helps you to feel full longer, so you get just what your body needs to fuel you for the day.
Every diet needs diversity to support a healthy immune system. Varying the whole grains in our diet helps also to create the right mix of B vitamins, Iron, magnesium and selenium important to support blood oxygenation and the formulation of new cells.
Find out more about whole grains at the American Heart Association website.
The Power of Plant-based Protein
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan or follow a variation of these diets, plant protein is likely a major source of the protein your body uses for fuel. As long as you consume a variety of different grains, nuts and legumes, and enough calories to sustain your daily energy use, you can fully support your body’s nutritional needs with all-natural plant-based protein.
H&L Brands offers organic and all-natural hot cereals in retail packaging, as well as organic and all-natural rice, beans and grains in bulk bin sections of grocery stores across North America. All our products are designed to provide a strong foundation for a plant-based, protein-rich diet.
Learn more about plant protein and the power of plant-based foods at the American Heart Association website.
H&L packages each of our retail products in plastic containers and bags that are intended for reuse as storage containers. Help us eliminate waste by reusing the containers for your favorite Manna Mills and Stone Ground Mills products. They make great packed lunch or picnic containers, too!