Grains were one of the first things I wanted to learn about when we began to eat cleaner. I NEVER read the ingredients on labels so I was thoroughly confused when I read the labels on the whole wheat pasta and bread we had in our pantry. I had no idea what I was supposed to be looking for. To be perfectly honest, I was purchasing whole wheat bread and pasta and occasionally brown rice because I knew they were better than white, but I had no idea why they were better.
What’s the difference between whole grains and refined grains and what are the health benefits of grains? What should I be looking for on food labels? These were all of the questions that I wanted answered. After hours upon hours of research, I feel like I learned the entire history of grains. I’m sharing some the answers I found to be the most helpful without giving you the whole history.