Whole Grains Month is a great time for everyone to get on the whole grains bandwagon. Eating better is not an all-or-nothing choice; every little improvement makes for a healthier you all year long.

Studies show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. While three or more servings daily gives the most benefits, some studies show reduced risks from as little as one serving daily. Bottom line: every whole grain you eat helps!

Most people are familiar with the classic whole grains such as oatmeal and whole wheat bread, but there are others you can try, including quinoa, teff, millet, and freekeh. You can take this fun Guess the Grains Quiz or check out the Whole Grains A to Z list to learn more. Find easy and delicious whole grain recipes at eatwellbewell.org.