Celebrity Nutritionist Dr. Lisa Hark Finds NYC's Whole Grain Hot Spots

From Lavish Meals to On-The-Go Snacks, New Yorkers can Easily Find Their

Three Daily Recommended Servings of Whole Grains!

May 01, 2006, 01:00 ET from DK Publishing

    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
     refined sugar.
     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."
     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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