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Do You Love Whole Grains?
There's a lot to love when it comes to whole grains, which provide the vitamins, nutrients and minerals needed to keep your family healthy. Whole grains also contain dietary fiber, which may help reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes and other health complications.
The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend making half of the grains you eat whole, so use whole grains instead of a refined-grain product. Check nutrition labels to make sure whole grains are listed as the first ingredient.
Wondering how to incorporate more whole grains into your meals? Consider adding some of these items:
- Brown rice
- Whole-grain corn or cornmeal
- Whole oats or oatmeal
- Whole-grain rye, whole-grain barely or whole-grain wheat
- Wild rice
- Buckwheat or buckwheat flour
- Millet, quinoa or sorghum
For more information on how to incorporate whole-grains into your eating plan, consult a registered dietitian in your area and visit our Eat Right Nutrition Tips section.
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