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Whole grains: A wholesome recipe for longer life

(CNN) Want to live longer? Have a piece of whole grain toast or oatmeal for breakfast, and then eat popcorn as a snack, and put some buckwheat in your pasta.
Not one but two new studies recently analyzed the wide variety of research published over the years on the benefits of whole grains and found that eating at least three servings a day could help you live longer…
Three servings of whole grains a day are what U.S. dietary guidelines suggest, but few Americans achieve this -- maybe because whole grains get a bit of a bad rap.
"People do not necessarily regard whole grain as delicious, but you can find a number of good recipes online that make delicious meals using whole grains," said Dr. Qi Sun, author of the Circulation study.
The Harvard assistant professor of nutrition said that even if you don't want to give up your beloved white rice, you could make a mix of brown and white rice, alternate whole wheat bread with something else, spread a little quinoa or bran on your salad, or try your taco fillings on whole wheat tortillas.
There doesn't have to be major change for this to work.
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