NEW YORK, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Lisa Hark, author of the new book,
The Whole Grain Diet Miracle (DK Publishing), knows that New Yorkers need
help finding whole grains-so she's compiled a list of whole-grain friendly
stores and restaurants in NYC. "Whole grains help people lose weight, have
more energy, fend off disease, and increase heart health-and they taste
great. New Yorkers have always been trend-savvy, and this is a life-saving
trend they can't afford to miss," says Dr. Hark.
Because of all the health benefits, the 2005 US Dietary Guidelines
advise Americans to eat three servings of whole grains every day. Most
Americans eat less than one serving daily, and about a third of us don't
eat any at all. "It's really so simple to get in three servings of whole
grains. Oatmeal for breakfast, brown rice with lunch and a slice of whole
grain bread with dinner- even the most harried New Yorker can handle it,"
says Dr. Hark.
Here are some of Dr. Hark's suggestions for New Yorkers:
WHOLE FOODS MARKET-various locations
A one-stop source for whole grains. Shoppers will find natural whole
grains at very reasonable prices for cheap home-made grain dishes. You can
also find a range of fresh and frozen products made with delicious whole
grains. Whole Foods is also a great place to pick up prepared whole-grain
dishes for a quick lunch or dinner. It's the whole whole-grain experience.
BABYCAKES-248 Broome St.
Love the idea of eating more whole grains, but hate the idea of giving up
cupcakes? Babycakes just might be the answer. The lemon spelt cupcakes are
delicious and free of wheat, gluten, dairy, casein, eggs, soy, nuts and
SOUEN-210 Sixth Ave. and 28 E. 13th St.
This healthy Asian-influenced restaurant offers a "grain of the day"-and
it's often an unusual and delicious whole grain.
ELEMENTAL FOODS-259 W. 19th St.
This lunch spot (and caterer) offers a delicious rotating selection of
whole-grain side dishes. And don't forget dessert-the spelt jam cookies
are a delicious source of whole grains.
THE PUMP-various locations
This local chain features healthy fast food. Grab a sandwich on a whole-
grain pita or a piece of whole-grain pizza-both easy ways to do a body
ANGELICA KITCHEN-300 E. 12th St.
Angelica Kitchen is the penultimate healthy dining experience. From
satisfying soba-noodle dishes to scrumptious brown rice gravy, you'll
experience whole-grain goodness at its best.
This is just a starting point-it's possible to find whole grains in
many stores and restaurants. Dr. Hark adds that "most Chinese take-out
places now offer brown rice. You just have to know to ask. Greek and Middle
Eastern cuisines also offer diners abundant whole grains. Even corner delis
offer rye and whole-grain bread or barley soup. Look for the whole grains
and you'll find them. It's worth the effort."
ABOUT DR. LISA HARK
Dr. Lisa Hark is the star of TLC's new hit show, "Honey, We're Killing
The Kids." She is also a renowned medical nutritionist with over 20 years
experience in nutrition counseling, and the co-author of Nutrition for
Life. As Director of the Nutrition Education and Prevention Program at the
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she is a leading nutrition
educator for medical students and doctors. Dr. Hark is a mother of two and
lives in Philadelphia, PA. Visit http://www.lisahark.com for more
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SOURCE DK Publishing