GRAINS

Carver Hartl, Hour 3

ALL ABOUT GRAINS

NUTRIENTS: Dietary fiber-Reduces blood cholesterol and chance of heart disease

B Vitamins- Lowers and steadies metabolism, helps release energy from protein

Minerals- Carries oxygen to blood, reducing iron-deficiency anemia

HEALTH BENEFITS: Reduced risk of heart disease, less constipation, helps with weight management, and helps reduce neural tube infections during fetal development when pregnant.

THREE FOODS IN THE GRAINS GROUP

FOOD LABELS

Ways nutrition label can display grain products: multi-grain, stone ground, 100% wheat, cracked wheat, and seven grain.

Tips for reading food labels: Read the ingredients list to see if the product is whole-grain. Choose the product with the higher "Daily % Value"

WHAT IS AN OUNCE?

A one ounce equivalent to grains is a food that contains grains that equals one ounce of pure grains.

SUB GROUPS

Two sub groups are whole grains and refined grains. Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel whereas the refined grains lack the bran and germ