Fiber is one of the most essential “nutrients” for a healthy diet. It may not supply vitamins, minerals or calories, but its effects on digestion, overall well being and the internal microorganisms within the colon are profound.
Folic acid is a B vitamin that is used to fortify foods and has been shown to protect against neural tube defects such as spina bifida and anencephaly.
Whole Grains and Enriched Grains
Provides definitions and health benefits of whole and enriched grains.
Grain foods make great snacks because they fill you up and help curb hunger. Plus, they don’t come with a lot of added fat. Instead, they’re packed with complex carbohydrates that provide our bodies with energy.