Whole Grains & Cereals

Grains: Are They Good For You, or Bad?

Cereal grains are the world’s single biggest source of food energy.  The three most commonly consumed types are wheat, rice and corn.  

DBM COMMENTCommercial corn and corn products are restricted on DBM programs as 99% of the crops grown today are GM-crops.Confirm with your DBM Physician / Practitioner if whole grains are permitted on your program

For more information on Genetically Modified Foods, visit You Should Know GMO Foods page or download our Advanced Nutrition book on this website.

Despite widespread consumption, the health effects of grains are quite controversial.  Some think they are an essential component of a healthy diet, while others think they cause harm.  In the US, the health authorities recommend that women eat 5-6 servings of grains per day, and men eat 6-8 (1).  However, some health experts believe that we should be avoiding grains as much as possible.

With the rising popularity of the paleo diet, which eliminates grains, people all over the world are now avoiding grains because they believe they are unhealthy.  As is so often the case in nutrition, there are good arguments on both sides.  This article takes a detailed look at grains and their health effects, examining both the good stuff, and the bad.

Read on to find out more…..


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At all times, ensure that the foods you select are permitted by your DBM Physician for your health imbalance. Select only NON-GMO sources that are organic and/or sundried.


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