American Heart Month


February is American Heart Month, and one of the best ways you can protect your ticker is to eat more whole grains. Studies show that consuming three or more servings each day can slash the risk of both heart disease and stroke. To fit them in, start your day with a bowl of oatmeal, and at lunch and dinner, choose brown rice or whole corn – all three are members of the whole grain family. Bonus: whole grains also help slash the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity, and they boost satiety, so you'll feel fuller longer.