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The fourth challenge is to eat three more servings of whole grains each day. We clarify the definitions and decode the labels so you will know exactly what you're eating and, well, approximately how much. Is "brown" bread whole-grain? Well, sometimes...

Decoding Whole-Grain Food Labeling

How can you tell if a product is really a whole-grain food? Stick to the ingredient list for the answer, and find 37 common products here and see if they pass our whole-grain test. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

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Flavorite Yellow Kernel Popcorn

Flavorite Yellow Kernel Popcorn

YES: As the sole ingredient, this yellow popcorn is 100% whole grain, and an excellent source for your 48 grams of whole grains per day goal. Often not labeled as “100% whole” or even “whole,” popcorn is a true whole grain. If choosing the bagged variety, read the ingredient list, as many of the marketed brand names have added salt, butter, and sugar.

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