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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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All Bran Wheat Bran Cereal Bran Buds

All Bran Wheat Bran Cereal Bran Buds

NO: Unfortunately, this super high fiber option is not a whole grain. The cereal has been striped from the germ and endosperm, which removes it from the category of whole grains. While the bran is an excellent source of fiber, antioxidants, and B vitamins, it is not a true whole grain. Don’t scratch this choice off your grocery list though. Instead, mix these Bran Buds into a 100% whole grain cereal for a healthy, low-calorie fiber boost.

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