Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ask the nutritionist

Q: How do you know how to choose whole grain products?

A: If you are confused about finding whole-grain bread and cereals, first read the food label. A true whole-grain product lists whole wheat, whole oats, or another whole grain product as the first main ingredient. If the label’s first ingredient says “wheat flour” it probably means it is refined. Even highly processed cake flour is made with wheat flour. All foods bearing the Whole Grain Stamp offer at least a half serving (8 grams) or more of whole grain.

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