We all know we’re supposed to eat grains for our daily nutrition. However the question remains, which grains are actually the healthy ones?

A lot of recipes call for all-purpose white flour. White flour doesn’t hold much for nutritional value so we’d recommend using whole wheat flour instead! The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that you should intake six 1/2 cup servings of grain a day. White flour has been very heavily processed, loosing its nutrition, whereas wheat flour hasn’t undergone the same processes keeping its value intact.

Another great reason to use whole-wheat is it’s fiber content. Fiber helps regulate your digestive system, lowers blood cholesterol, and can promote weight loss. According to an article by Louise Tremblay, 1/2 cup of white flour contains 1.3 grams of fiber, while an equal serving of whole-wheat flour contains 6.4 grams. As a result, selecting foods that contain wheat flour helps you reach your dietary fiber intake goal.

This is such a simple and easy tip that will greatly benefit your diet without sacrificing any taste. Try it in your next muffin recipe!!