Improving Your Health: How to Find Higher Quality Carbohydrates

November 13, 2014 9:45 PM

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One important reason for our high consumption of refined carbohydrates is convenience; most prepared food items, such as frozen lasagna, pizza or boxed macaroni and cheese, contain them. These products have the characteristics consumers look for in a food product: convenience, affordability and shelf stability. Due to income, taste preferences and time restraints, many families depend on these meals as staples.

The problem of consuming too many refined grains can be addressed in part by upgrading to higher quality carbohydrates. Studies have shown that kids are warming up to the taste of whole grains, especially when they are presented in a fun manner. But focusing solely on purchasing whole grains can lea...

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