Grains

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Foods In The Grains Group

Wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits.

Whole Grain

Whole grain contains the entire grain kernel the bran, germ, and endosperm.

Refined Grain

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

Nutrients

1.Dietary fiber from whole grains or other foods, may help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower risk of heart disease, obesity, and type 2 diabetes.

2.The B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin play a key role in metabolism they help the body release energy from protein, fat, and carbohydrates.

3. Iron is used to carry oxygen in the blood.

Health Benefits

1.Consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease.

2. Eating whole grains may help with weight management.

3.Eating grain products fortified with folate before and during pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects during fetal development.

4.

  • Consuming foods containing fiber, such as whole grains, as part of a healthy diet, may reduce constipation.
  • Food Labels

    1. Brown rice

    2. whole grain corn

    3. Rolled oats

    4. Millet

    5. Popcorn

    Tips

    1. Foods labeled with the words "multi-grain," "stone-ground," "100% wheat," "cracked wheat," "seven-grain," or "bran" are usually not whole-grain products.

    2.Color is not an indication of a whole grain. Bread can be brown because of molasses or other added ingredients.