Refined grains are not a healthy choice, however, whole grains are! Whole grains provide the body with energy, nutrients and fiber. They contain vitamins and minerals that are vital to good health.

Choose This:






There are many varieties of whole grains. A few of my favorite choices are brown rice, quinoa, barley, spelt, and farrow. Farrow is by far my family’s favorites. Farro (pronounced FAHR-oh) is one of the oldest cultivated grains. Farro is considered the Mother of all grains; the original grain from which all others come from including rice, barley, wheat and rye. It is such a good source of protein and fiber. Click here to see my favorite farro brand.

Do Not Choose This:

White rice is a simple carb and is converted to sugar and has very little calorie usage. White rice has a higher glycemic index than brown rice and other whole grains. That index is a measure of how fast a particular food raises blood glucose levels, compared with the same amount of glucose. White rice goes through a refining process which results in loss of fiber, vitamins, magnesium and other minerals, lignans, phytoestrogens, and phytic acid, many of which may be protective factors for diabetes risk. All around, rice is not a healthy choice so next time you have a craving for rice try Farro.