Whole grains deliver superior taste and nutrition, especially when they're fresh ground daily, Great Harvest style!

The USDA recommends that healthy adults eat 6-8 ounces of grains each day, and to "Make Half Your Grains Whole." At Great Harvest, we agree. We also believe that eating healthy should taste great and that the best taste comes from the freshest ingredients. That's why we fresh grind our flour every day. You will taste the difference in breads made with the freshest, most flavorful ingredients, and you'll benefit from superior whole grain nutrition.

Eat a slice of whole grain bread every day for your health


Each local Great Harvest bakery cafe mills their flour daily to keep it whole and maintain all the protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals the wheat kernel naturally provides. Federal Dietary Guidelines recommend that most healthy adults consume 6-8 one ounce equivalents of grains every day. When you make at least half of them whole grains, you start to see important benefits — including a decreased risk of some of the biggest killers in America, such as:

A recent review of two large prospective studies in U.S. men and women found that for every 28 grams of whole grains consumed per day, there is an associated 5% reduction in total mortality and a 9% reduction in mortality from cardiovascular disease. This is particularly noteworthy given the size and scope of the studies (118,085 people followed over 25 years). These results allow us to say with confidence that you are likely to live longer by eating your daily 28 grams of whole grains, which you can get easily in just one 2 oz. slice of Honey Whole Wheat. So eat a slice a day!

Some studies are even suggesting the risk of developing asthma in children and gum disease may also decrease with increased whole grain intake as a part of the Mediterranean diet, while digestive health improves. Not to mention eating whole grains is linked to slim waistlines, better long-term weight management, and keeping you feeling fuller longer! Keep it skinny by keeping it whole and reap the health benefits and delicious flavors of Great Harvest's whole grains.

Choose a whole foods diet

Whole foods not only provide you with many micronutrients, antioxidants, phytochemicals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat, but they do so in specific ratios and forms. All of which are perfectly coordinated to work synergistically to promote and protect your health. Studies are consistently discovering health benefits linked to whole foods — supporting the notion that whole food truly does provide us with benefits greater than the sum of its parts.

Click through any of the links on this page to view additional information about the research supporting the substantial health benefits of whole grains, including:

  • The Whole Grains Council, Health Studies on Whole Grains. Updated regularly, here.
  • USDA and Dept. of Health and Human Services, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, here.

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