Add Whole Grains

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...

Take Two: Whole Wheat Bread & Whole Wheat Pita

Take Two: Whole Wheat Bread & Whole Wheat Pita

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Either of these options can serve as a nutritional base for sandwiches―particularly when they are made with 100 percent whole wheat. Typically, two slices of whole wheat bread contain fewer calories and a bit more fiber than one whole wheat pita, which has less sodium. Both count as up to two of your three recommended daily servings of whole grain.

100% Whole Wheat Bread
(2 slices; 56 grams)
120 calories
250 milligrams sodium
4 grams fiber

100% Whole Wheat Pita
(1 pita; 55 grams)
140 calories
130 milligrams sodium
3 grams fiber

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