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The Dish on Eating In

Every once in a while a gal's gotta chill out. Stay close to home. Kick back and relax. But ya still gotta eat, right? So, stick around. We're going to give you the real deal on how to eat in without packing on the pounds. From those gotta have 'em kitchen utensils to the latest dish on sweeteners, we'll fill you in on how healthy eating can be a cinch, if you've got the "right stuff" on hand.

The basics to eating healthy when you eat in are all in The Dish Divas' Eat-More Rules. We're going to start you off with rule number 1: Ya gotta get whole grains! Okay, so it's not news to a smart girl like you that whole grains are awesome sources of fiber and antioxidants (in the same class as fruits and vegetables). That's important, especially when you consider new research out of California that suggests women may actually need more antioxidants than men. And a whole slew of studies have found that eating a lot of whole grains is good for your health--lowering your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, just to name a few diseases we would all like to dodge. Think whole grains and you probably conjure up whole-wheat bread, barley, oats, and brown rice, but there is so much more than that. Don't disregard more adventurous whole grains like amaranth, quinoa, spelt, or triticale. (BTW: When you've got the munchies, popcorn and baked tortilla chips are also considered whole grains.) Sorry, but that palate-pleasing polenta you had last night doesn't count. Wild rice, which isn't actually a grain at all, but a type of grass, is high fiber, so go ahead and lump it in with whole grains. And that's just the beginning. Why all this obsessing over whole grains? It's about the fiber!


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