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Whole Wheat and a Healthy Diet

Organic Whole Wheat pastaEnjoyed for thousands of years, wheat is one of the foods civilization was built on. Grains, also called cereals, are an essential part of a healthy diet. Whole grains have been shown to be better sources of fiber and other important nutrients, such as selenium, potassium and magnesium. Whole Wheat and Whole grains haven't had their bran and germ removed by milling, thus retaining the vitamins already present in the grain. Because wheat is so essential and basic it is likely to remain in a healthy human diet for millennia.

The American Heart Association has stated "Whole-grain foods are an important part of a healthy diet because they are a rich source of both insoluble and soluble dietary fiber. Soluble fiber has been shown to help lower LDL cholesterol levels (the bad cholesterol), and therefore reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Insoluble fiber also has been associated with decreased cardiovascular disease risk. In many scientific studies, diets rich in whole grain foods also have been associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease." • •

"One of the most important decisions people can make about their health is the choice of foods they eat," said Dr. Scott Gottlieb, FDA's Deputy Commissioner for Medical and Scientific Affairs. "A top priority at FDA is finding additional ways to clearly communicate the health benefits found in food."

Many whole wheat pasta products have come to market to meet the demand for healthier foods. In this rush many of these whole wheat pastas have been decidedly lacking in flavor and texture. A whole wheat healthful pasta shouldn't have to taste and feel like cardboard. The Pastene family sought the most healthful, flavorful and al dente pasta for our customers. Try our Organic Whole Wheat Pasta to see what a difference quality can make.

Note! Medical conditions or problems should be discussed with your doctor. Good nutrition is not a substitute for medical treatments and a doctor's care.

Further Reading
American Heart Association:
Heart Healthy Advise
The Mayo Clinic: Whole Grans: Hearty Options for a Healthy Diet
The FDA: Labeling information
dLife: Diabetes and whole grain foods

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