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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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Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Apples & Cinnamon

Quaker Instant Oatmeal, Apples & Cinnamon

YES: Quaker is branded with the 100% Whole Grain stamp of approval and lists whole grain rolled oats as the first ingredient. It is still important to read the label, as the flavored varieties often have added sugar (the second ingredient in this particular Quaker choice), salt, and other ingredients.

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