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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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Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran Cereal

YES: With whole grain wheat as the first ingredient, this variety of raisin bran is indeed whole grain, boasting more than 27 grams of whole grain per serving. These flakes are a great way to work whole grains into your morning routine, but watch the added sugars and salt, which lend unwanted calories and sodium to each filling bowl.

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