Whole grains foods are –
- A good source of dietary fiber, help lower cholesterol, reduce constipation, and offer a feeling of fullness.
- A natural source of B-vitamins, and minerals (iron, magnesium & selenium).
- Often labeled “100% whole grain”
- Examples are brown rice, oats, wheat, berries, barley, millet, quinoa, whole wheat pasta, and whole grain bread.
- Whole grains may be prepared differently from refined (white) grains, so read cooking directions.
- Check expiration dates and store whole grain foods in a cool, dry place.
Try, Try AGAIN
Don’t give up on whole grain foods if you don’t like the taste or the way it is cooked. Try mixing whole with refined grains.
- Cook brown and white rice
- Sandwiches: 1 slice white and 1 slice whole wheat
- Pasta: mix regular and whole wheat