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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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Vinta – Baked with 8 grains and seeds

Vinta – Baked with 8 grains and seeds

NO: Though the claim “made with whole grains” decorates the front of the box, the first ingredient in these crackers is Enriched Flour. Whole grains and seeds come in as the third ingredient. Though visually appealing with a nice dusting of whole-grains seeds, these crackers offer zero fiber, and even less promise as a whole grain.

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