How to add whole grain to your diet

How to add whole grain to your diet

Add whole grain food to meals and snacks.

Choose from the following source of whole grains as often as possible:

  • Oatmeal
  • 100% whole wheat English muffin
  • Whole grain bread or toast
    How to find whole grain bread
  • Whole grain muffin
  • Whole wheat pancake or waffle mix/flour
  • Whole wheat roll or bun
  • Whole grain pita bread
  • Whole wheat wrap or tortilla

A whole wheat roll is not the same as a wheat roll or multigrain roll.
Top 5 grain claims to ignore

  • Brown or wild rice
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Whole grain barley
  • Whole wheat pizza crust
  • Whole wheat couscous
  • Quinoa
  • Whole grain crackers
  • Light or air-popped popcorn
  • 100% whole grain Fig Newtons

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