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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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Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers

Ritz Whole Wheat Crackers

NO: The word “whole” is deceiving on this box of buttery snack crackers, which is made from enriched flour. Labeled as Whole Wheat and made with 5 grams of whole grains, whole-grain wheat flour is half way down the ingredients, followed by partially hydrogenated oil (a source of trans fat). You’d have to eat over 200 calories and 360 mg sodium (and likely a few grams of trans fats) to reach a full serving of whole grains.

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