By Evan.W hour7

Whole grains

whole grains have the entire grain kernel

Refined grains

Refined grains have been milled a process that removes the bran and the germ


In general, 1 slice of bread, 1 cup of ready-to-eat cereal, or ½ cup of cooked rice, cooked pasta, or cooked cereal can be considered as 1 ounce-equivalent from the Grains Group.

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three foods qualified as grains



lowers cholesterol


helps body release energy


carries oxygen in the blood

health benefits

Reduces heart disease.
Reduces constipation.
Helps prevent neural tube defects during fetal development.
Helps weight management.

whole grain ingredients

  • whole-grain barley
  • whole-grain corn
  • whole-grain sorghum
  • whole-grain triticale
  • whole oats

food label tips

  • Foods labeled with the words "multi-grain," "stone-ground," "100% wheat," "cracked wheat," "seven-grain," or "bran" are usually not whole grain products
  • Color is not an indication of a whole grain. Bread can be brown because of molasses or other added ingredients. Read the ingredient list to see if it is a whole grain.