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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Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

Gold Medal Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

NO: While both the unbleached and enriched aspects of flour are good qualities, they do not indicate a whole grain. Unbleached flour is allowed to “bleach” naturally with age, while bleached flour is chemically treated to speed up the whitening process. Enriched flour is nutritionally enhanced with B vitamins, iron, and folic acid. Mix this variety with whole-wheat flour in your favorite recipes to ensure more whole-grain goodness.

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