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Nutrition

roundsWe're all concerned about living a healthy lifestyle, and eating the right foods is an important part of taking care of ourselves and our families. That's why Great Harvest breads are such a great fit in your nutritional needs.

The benefits of whole grains most documented by repeated studies include:

stroke risk reduced 30-36%
type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%
heart disease risk reduced 25-28%
better weight maintenance

Other benefits indicated by recent studies include:

reduced risk of asthma
healthier carotid arteries
reduction of inflammatory disease risk
lower risk of colorectal cancer
healthier blood pressure levels
less gum disease and tooth loss

We have nutrition labels for our daily breads and some for our sweets. Please ask if you want more info, we usually have it on hand. Coming soon I'll have information on how eating our whole grains can improve your health. For general nutritional information we suggest you visit the nutritional pages on the Great Harvest corporation's Website. The chart will provide you with some general information about a wide variety of breads, some of which we bake right here in our store using the same or similar recipes.

Here's a link to some dietary info on whole grains from the FDA.

http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm151902.htm

This article was in the Denver Post, January 2012

http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_19750053

Whole Grains and Your Health

Do you know how easy it is to get your recommended minimum serving of 48 grams of whole grains a day?
Just have one sandwich with 2 slices of our Honey Whole Wheat Bread and you will get 50 grams of whole grains!!

Our Dakota and High Five Fiber have 23 and 27 grams of whole grains per slice too! Increase your intake with our Granola, Oatmeal, Nine Grain Cereal Mix or even our Cookies and Savannah Bars!

Here at Great Harvest we are your Whole Grain specialists.
Every morning we stone grind our Whole Wheat kernels into 100% whole wheat flour. That means we use the whole grain, nothing is taken out or sifted off (like white flour).

Eating whole grains means better cardiovascular health, and lowers the risk of hypertension, stroke, diabetes and some forms of cancer. Whole grains also decrease bad LDL cholesterol and contain fiber, which helps you feel fuller for longer which can help with weight management.

To top if off, our bread tastes delicious!! Stop in for a free slice and jump start your health today!