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25 Sep 2013 / Julie Jones, Ph.D., CFS and Marianne Smith Edge, R.D

Fueling the body and brain for optimal performance and cognitive functioning is one guiding principle in the U.S....

11 Sep 2013

In this issue of Kernels, we focus on the science behind brain health and the role of complex carbohydrates in healthy brain function. We also delve into the components of wheat that...

05 Sep 2013 / Robert Preidt

Eating a Mediterranean diet may be good for your brain and might reduce the risk of dementia, a new review suggests.
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22 Aug 2013

The Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) has launched a new interactive consumer and influencer engagement site, www.GrainsForYourBrain.org. According to GFF, this new digital outpost is the culmination of almost a year's worth of consumer and...

05 Aug 2013

ASN Statement Evaluates Effects of Whole Grains on Risk of Obesity, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.  The ...

02 Aug 2013

Does eating wheat pack on the pounds?  For losing weight and keeping it off, there's nothing magical about going wheat-free. Read article

Re-used with permission of Nutrition...

01 Aug 2013

Wheat scientists and advocates say a health certification for wheat, like the heart-healthy one for oats, could go a long way in educating consumers about the beneficial grain. In the meantime, a popular but controversial book has spawned what one wellness newsletter calls “wheatphobia,” and...

05 Jul 2013

Spring has arrived, and runners are hitting the trails. Many endurance runners have been trainng throughout the cold months for the numerous spring road races across the country. With the growing popularity of endurance competitions, like triathlons, half-marathons and marathons, runners must...

03 Jul 2013

Like all grains, wheat began as a wild grass, and may in fact have been the very first crop in history. Historians believe the wheat kernel originated in the “cradle of civilization,” the Tigris and Euphrates river valley, near present day Iraq. In their natural state growing in the fields,...

02 Jul 2013 / Genevra Pittman, Medline Plus

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who eat a diet high in fiber-rich whole grains are less likely to develop diabetes or heart disease, according to a review of past studies.

The analysis was conducted for the American Society for Nutrition. In a position statement, the group said...

24 Jun 2013

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Rosemary Leicht of Bethel, Ohio, is the grand prize winner in the 2013 National Festival of Breads baking competition, sponsored by King Arthur Flour, Fleischmann’s Yeast, and the Kansas Wheat Commission. Judges selected Leicht’s recipe for Onion Parmesan Cracker Bread from...

22 May 2013 / Dr Daniel McCartney

Warmer days mean it’s much easier to opt for lighter foods and to exercise in the evenings after work. While some of us stick to the simple mantra of “eat less, exercise more”, others adopt unorthodox diets...

06 May 2013

 

Welcome to the Spring/Summer issue of Kernels, our e-magazine keeping you up to date with wheat foods news, features and recipes. In this issue we focus on how healthy carb-loading...

03 May 2013 / Martha C. White

 

A new survey from market research firm the NPD Group finds that America is cutting gluten out of its diet in a big way. Just under one-third of 1,000 respondents agreed with the statement: “I’m trying to cut back/avoid Gluten in my diet.”

That’s the highest level since the...

03 May 2013 / Cyd Dutcher

EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) - Two words are popping up more and more in grocery stores around the country: gluten-free. But, is eating gluten-free foods just another diet option? 
"It's been kind of confusing," says Kathleen Brandt. “People really may jump to the diet not having a...

09 Apr 2013

The Wheat Foods Council (WFC) is taking National Geographic to task for numerous inaccuracies about wheat, wheat breeding and celiac disease in an article entitled “Gut Reactions” appearing in the April 2013 issue. In a letter to editor Chris Johns on behalf of the WFC, Dr. Brett Carver, Wheat...

09 Apr 2013 / Kathryn Doyle

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Regularly eating cereal for breakfast is tied to healthy weight for kids, according to a new study that endorses making breakfast cereal accessible to low-income kids to help fight childhood obesity.

One in every four American children lives in a food insecure...

06 Apr 2013

“The onion and its satin wrappings is among the most beautiful of vegetables and is the only one that represents the essence of things. It can be said to have a soul.” -- Charles Dudley Warner, ‘My Summer in a Garden’ (1871)

Onions may or may not have a soul, but they do provide...

01 Apr 2013

The sun is shining, the clocks have sprung forward, and the days are growing longer—spring has officially arrived! As the trees bloom and the birds begin to nest, the Wheat Foods Council would like to recognize this special season of growth by acknowledging our personal favorite kind of “flour...

26 Mar 2013 / Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, Sarah P. Garnett, Megan Gow, Mandy Ho, Louise A. Baur, Manny Noakes, Helen J. Woodhead, Carolyn R. Broderick, Susie Burrell, Kerryn Chisholm, Jocelyn Halim, Sukanya De, Katherine Steinbeck, Shubha Srinivasan, Geoffrey R. Ambler, Michael R. Kohn and Chris T. Cowell

Context: Prediabetes and clinical insulin resistance in adolescents are rapidly emerging clinical problems with serious health outcomes.

Objective: The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of 2 structured lifestyle interventions, both...