Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Multigrain vs. Whole grain

Fact: Multigrain is NOT the same as whole grain

Whole grain means that the entire grain kernel (bran, endosperm, and germ) is used, which means these foods contain nutrients
Multigrain foods can use highly processed versions of at least two different grains, but may not provide any nutritional benefit

When shopping, look for terms like "whole grain", "whole wheat," and "whole oats." When in doubt, examine the ingredients list.

Why eat whole grains? Because they can prevent things like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.

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