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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Dr. McDougall's Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor

Dr. McDougall's Organic Instant Oatmeal, Original Flavor

YES: While labeled as organic and all natural, there is no mention of whole grains on this 100% whole-grain product. Oats almost never have their bran and germ removed in processing. “Rolled” simply means steamed and flattened for quicker cooking. "Organic Rolled Oats" is the first ingredient listed, and is a true whole grain, much like popcorn, quinoa, and brown rice, even without the word Whole.

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