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Hey guys...I'm new here so bear with me as i'm trying to learn. O.k i love grains especially oatmeal as my energy levels thrive for work/play/exercise. But iv'e been researching the history of diets and i learned that we've been eating grains for about 10,000 yrs but that humans have been on the earth for possibly millions of years and supposedly our DNA hasn't adapted properly. So i guess my question is are there people here who eat lots of grains and not have health issues or feel that its o.k. to eat them.<br><br><br><br>
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Uh... even most omnis eat lots of grains. But anyway...<br><br><br><br>
I eat lots of grains. For breakfast, I eat cereal or oatmeal or pancakes or toast... basically my breakfast is just grains. For lunch, maybe a sandwich or something. Then, I probably have some bread or rice or pasta with dinner.<br><br><br><br>
In summary, I eat a lot of grains, as do most people, and I'm perfectly alright. I don't know how I'd get all my calories without them. They're not very nutrient-rich, but they do have fiber and stuff, so basically they're basically the filler of my diet.
 

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They're not very nutrient-rich, but they do have fiber and stuff, so basically they're basically the filler of my diet.</div>
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Oh my gosh, please don't give out incorrect information! Grains have a TON of nutrients!<br><br><br><br>
They're high in fiber, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, zinc, copper, and iron. Veg*ans get significant amounts of these nutrients from grains. Some of the best are amaranth, quinoa, barley, triticale, and bulgur. But even rice, wheat and oats have plenty of nutrition.
 

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Thanks for your thoughts on this . Now another question is that they are supposedly high in Phytates and i read that Phytates can chelate important minerals like magnesium and calcium etc..So do you think that this is true or do you think is irelevant and a minor issue.....
 
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