Grains

Only 1/600 cents

By - Amelia, Dakota, Melanie, and Jake - hour 1

Whole grains and refined grains

Whole grains - contain the entire grain kernel.

Refined grains - have been milled to improve shelf life

Ounces of grains

A slice of bread - Bread is made from wheat and has many possibilities, from sandwiches to bagels

One cup of ready-to-eat cereal - This is usually eaten in the morning for a great start to any day but can be eaten whenever

1/2 cup of cooked rice - Usually used for dinner or lunches but can also be made into rice balls.

Health Benefits

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

Grains are important sources of many nutrients, including dietary fiber, several B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate), and minerals (iron, magnesium, and selenium).

The B vitamins thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin play a key role in metabolism.

Nutrients

Iron, magnesium, selenium, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate are all nutrients received from grain