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Heart-Healthy Tip #15: Go Unrefined

By Brierley Wright, February 22, 2011 - 9:15am

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Heart-Healthy Tip #15: Go Unrefined

Go Unrefined. Pick whole grains over refined grains. People who eat more whole grains tend to have lower LDL cholesterol and higher “good” HDL cholesterol. Plus, because whole grains have their bran intact they have more fiber, B vitamins, magnesium, zinc and other nutrients.

Learn More:
How to Cook 7 Whole Grains and 9 Simple Ways to Jazz Them Up
18 Grab-and-Go Whole-Grain Breakfasts

Every day for American Heart Month, we’re posting a quick tip to help you eat for a healthier heart. Join the Healthy Hearts Club group for daily heart-healthy tips throughout the month of February.

Share your food and recipe ideas: What whole grains are on your menu today? Tell us what you think below.

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Brierley Wright
Brierley's interest in nutrition and food come together in her position as nutrition editor at EatingWell. Brierley holds a master’s degree in Nutrition Communication from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. A Registered Dietitian, she completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Vermont.

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