By: Jasmine Gannon-Suppenbach Hour 3


  • wheat
  • rice
  • cornmeal
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2 Sub Groups For Grains

  • Whole Grains
-Ac ereal grain that contains the germ, endosperm, and bran
  • Refined Grains
- A grain product consisting of grains or grain flours that have been significantly modified from their natural composition

What is an ounce?

An ounce is a unit of weight of one sixteenth of a pound avoirdupois with an approximately 28 grams


  • Dietary fiber-this may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.
  • The B vitamins-thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin play a key role in metabolism and they help the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates.
  • Iron-is used to carry oxygen in the blood.

Health Benefits from grains

Grains are important sources of many nutrients, including fiber, B vitamins and minerals. People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases

Food label

  1. Calories- Taking in too many calories between meals is an easy way go over your daily needs and gain weight
  2. Sugars- added sugar contains the same number of calories, and too much can up your risk for obesity and diabetes
  3. Fats- instead of looking at the total fat, focus on the bad fats
  4. Fiber- A decent amount of fiber means that your packaged food is more than just empty carbs in a shiny wrapper.
  5. Protein- Protein is another factor that varies greatly depending on the person and their nutrient needs.

Food label Tips

  1. Start at the top. It’s important to know how many servings you’re consuming so you can calculate the calories and nutrients accurately.
  2. Scan nutrients. Those listed first fat, cholesterol, and sodium can increase risk of diseases.