Bennett Monson Hour 4

About Grains

Grains separate into 2 sub-groups, whole grains and refined grains. Many things are equivalent to and ounce of grains, such as 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal or 1/2 cup of cooked rice, cooked pasta or cooked cereal can be considered as 1 ounce-equivalent from the Grains Group.

Foods in the Grain Group

Benefits of Grains

Nutrients received from grain products include B vitamins, magnesium and fiber. Benefits received from grain products include reducing the risk of heart disease, reduce constipation, helps with weight management and reduces cholesterol levels.

What an Ounce Looks Like

Food Labels

Food labels can display whole grain ingredients by daily recommendation, daily minimum and by children, men and women. Two tips for reading food labels are to look only in the range you are in by age and look in the section you need to look into, whether it is daily recommendation or minimum intake, look only where it's necessary to see faster.