DEAR DOCTOR K: I know I should be eating more whole grains, but for years I've been eating white bread, white rice and white pasta. I don't know where to begin the switch to whole grains. Can you help?
DEAR READER: Like you, many of my patients and I are making the switch to whole grains. Why? Diets rich in whole grains are linked with a reduced risk of many medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, obesity and certain cancers.