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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 Instant Brown Rice

Uncle Ben’s Whole Grain Fast and Natural Instant Brown Rice

YES: True to it’s label, this quick-cooking rice is 100% whole grain. Unlike the previous “blend,” it has 0 mg sodium and 48 grams of whole grain per serving. Parboiled simply means the rice has been boiled in the husk, and still contains all three parts of the grain. If the bran is removed, it becomes parboiled white rice, which is no longer whole grain.

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