Add Whole Grains

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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Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Multibran Cereal

Nature’s Path Organic Flax Plus Multibran Cereal

YES: Though we’ve raised hesitation with the terms “multi” and “bran,” this flax cereal is a true whole grain source, with a hearty 5 grams of fiber. Whole-wheat flour is the first ingredient, while nutrient-rich wheat bran, flax, and oat bran are close to follow on the ingredient list. Though not 100%, this is a good whole-grain and fiber-rich source.

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