Learn about Grains

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Foods in the Grain Group

The 2 Sub Groups

What are the 2 sub groups?

They are Whole Grains & Refined Grains Whole grains are contain the entire grain kernel such as the bran,germ, and endosperm. Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ.

What is a Ounce?

Grain Nutrients

Grain Benefits

  • Consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease.
  • Consuming foods containing fiber, such as whole grains, as part of a healthy diet, may reduce constipation.
  • Eating whole grains may help with weight management.
  • Eating grain products fortified with folate before and during pregnancy helps prevent neural tube defects during fetal development.
  • Food Labels

    1. Whole Wheat

    2. Barley

    3. oats

    4. Rye

    5. Brown rice

    Label Tips

    1. Watch out misleading terms Like multigrain

    2. Watch out for added sugar