Since this was my only expermentation into the life of eating whole grains, I always stopped. I didn't investigate much further so I didn't know how many more options I had and how incredibly good it all could be. I also never considered what an impact my own stubborness was having on Tyler's ongoing battle with eczema.
Why Are Whole Grains Healthier?
Seems like a silly question, I know. But in the "white bread, white rice" culture that we live in, I should probably put a little bit of this in just to remind those of us who are stubborn about this sort of thing (i.e. "me") in.
Whole grains are just that: "whole." They still have the bran and germ intact. They are bursting with fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They have more protein. While it is true that some refined grains have some vitamins and minerals added back in after the milling process of removing them, they are still lacking a lot. A whole lot.
How Do Whole Grains Help Eczema?
It goes without saying that whole grains are just healthier. This is true for everyone. For someone who has eczema (which is really an over-reaction of the immune system), making sure they get as many vitamins and minerals that occur naturally in food is vital. It is like going to war without body armor.