By Evan.W hour7
whole grains have the entire grain kernel
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.- See more at: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/grains#sthash.Ro1I8mV6.dpuf
three foods qualified as grains
helps body release energy
carries oxygen in the blood
Reduces heart disease.
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.