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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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Thomas Honey Wheat Bagels

Thomas Honey Wheat Bagels

NO: While the front of package claims a hearty “16 grams of Whole Grain per Bagel,” the first ingredient listed is unbleached enriched wheat flour, which is far from whole. This 3.5 oz bagel may have a full serving (16 grams) of whole grains, but it breaks down into nearly 3 ½ servings of bread. Choose the 100% whole grain variety for a true whole grain, which also comes in a better-portioned mini bagel.

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