Weight Management

What’s Your Wheat Problem?

Anya Sacharow

Americans love food demons and our newest one is wheat. The top-selling diet book of the moment is Wheat Belly, in which a Wisconsin-based cardiologist blames the humble grain for everything from dandruff to dementia. Author Dr. William Davis advises never letting the stuff cross your mouth; the inclusion of healthy whole grains at the top of the USDA’s food pyramid is “among the biggest health blunders ever made in the history of nutritional advice,” he writes.Read more

Folic Acid: Are You Getting Enough?

Wheat Foods Council

Folic acid, a B vitamin, is a big deal and this week is National Folic Acid Awareness Week.  Not only can folic acid and folate containing foods help prevent devastating birth defects but they may also help protect against heart disease, and colon, cervical and breast cancers.  Preliminary research also indicates a connection between adequate folic acid intake and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease as well as Parkinson’s disease.
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Scientists Link Obesity to Stomach Bacteria

Pippa Stephens

According to a new study, obesity in humans could be caused by a bacterial infection and not from eating too much, exercising too little or genetics. What’s more, a diet rich in whole grains may change the pH in one’s stomach, thereby limiting the obesity-causing bacteria’s activity.Read more

Cutting Fat Keeps You Slim

Kate Kelland, Reuters

When it comes to trimming your waistline, everyone is looking for a fast fix. But you can forget about the latest and greatest fad diet. New research suggests that the secret to staying slim may be as simple as trading fatty foods for low-fat alternatives.

A recent review of 33 trials involving more than 73,000 men, women and children in America, Europe and New Zealand found that opting for low-fat foods helped people lose approximately 3.5 pounds, trim their waistlines, and reduce bad cholesterol—all without dieting.Read more

“Dressed” for the Holidays

Jula Kinnaird



Holiday meal preparations tend to focus on the main dish and desserts, but side dishes play an important supporting role. To make sure your holiday meal boasts an all-star cast, try your hand at some homemade dressing this year. It’s easy and will give your main dish some real pizzazz – whether you’re serving poultry, beef, pork or even vegetarian.Read more

Announcing our "Busting Fad Diets Tool Kit"

Jula Kinnaird

The Wheat Foods Council wants to help clear up the confusion and set the record straight for sound nutrition science on losing weight – and keeping it off – in combination with ways to eat healthfully. We’re launching our “Busting Fad Diets” Campaign, just in time for the holidays and New Year’s health resolutions. Click here

Whole grains and health: Where’s the evidence?

Elaine Watson, Food navigator-usa.com

Epidemiological studies reveal a clear association between increased wholegrain consumption and a reduced risk of colorectal cancer, cardiovascular disease, elevated blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and weight gain.

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Wheat Belly - An analysis of selected statements and basic theses of the book

Julie Miller Jones, PhD, LN, CNS

In this review of the popular press book Wheat Belly by William Davis, a variety of the positions discussed in the book are analyzed using scientific literature by first stating Davis’ point and then providing an analysis of the point.Read more

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