It is much healthier to use whole grains, not refined ones. No white flour, white pasta, white rice, white bread , etc. "THE WHITER THE BREAD ....THE SOONER YOU'RE DEAD!!!"
Grains are the "staff of life". A "low carb - high protein" diet is very unhealthy. We have actually had several of our customers end up in the emergency room because of this diet....it is very hard on the kidneys and the liver.
Whole grains are good for all blood sugar disorders. Make sure that the bread label says the word "whole" and not just "wheat", otherwise it is really just plain old white flour.
They are a good source of minerals and B vitamins.
Combine grains with nuts, beans or seeds and you have a complete protein, same as meat. Just a simple peanut-butter and jelly sandwich is a complete protein.
It's very important to vary your grains...don't eat the same grain everyday. Most people have wheat everyday. Try adding Spelt, Kamut, Corn, Barley, Millet, Rice, Rye or even more exotic grains Amaranth or Quinoa.
Grains should be thoroughly cooked or baked. Raw grains are not healthy. Many people are allergic to gluten - the protein in the wheat an other grains. Grains that do not contain gluten are: Rice, Corn, Quinoa and Amaranth.