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My doctor told me to eat more whole grains. What exactly is a whole grain?

 

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Whole grains are different from refined grains because they contain the entire grain kernel ? the bran, germ, and endosperm. Examples include whole-wheat flour, bulgur (cracked wheat), oatmeal, whole cornmeal, and brown rice. Be sure to make at least half your grains whole grains!

Here is a tip sheet for easy ways to eat more whole grains: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/downloads/TenTips/DGTipsheet4MakeHalfYourGrainsWhole.pdf

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