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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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Hodgson Mill Untoasted All Natural Wheat Germ

Hodgson Mill Untoasted All Natural Wheat Germ

NO: While this is a great source of B vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and protein, this product is not a true whole grain. As the name imparts, the germ stands alone, in its unnatural state without the bran and endosperm. For bonus nutrition, use this product as a healthy addition to other whole-grain breads, muffins, cereals, and cookies.

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