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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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Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice

Uncle Ben’s Long Grain and Wild Rice

NO: When wild rice stands alone, it is a member of the 100% whole grain family. But this particular blend is mixed with enriched parboiled rice, and does not have enough wild rice to represent an entire serving of whole grain. The product carries the stamp, which is a good start, but a serving of this blend also carries 730mg of sodium, which is nearly 1/3 of your 2400 mg allotment.

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