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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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Arnold Select Sandwich Thins Whole Grain White

Arnold Select Sandwich Thins Whole Grain White

NO: These sandwich thins are labeled “Whole Grain White” on the front, but when you read the fine-print ingredient list, you’ll find that “unbleached enriched wheat flour” is the first ingredient. Neither “unbleached” nor “enriched” indicate a whole grain. These thins are made with “whole white wheat flour,” but it isn’t the first ingredient on the list, which makes it a less reliable source for whole grains.

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