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Are you getting enough whole grain in your diet? Chances are you are not. And, identifying whole grain products can certainly prove to be challenging, while out shopping. Sure you can look for nutritional cues on the front of the products, but you really need to read the back labels to see what is really in these products.
Below are some recommendations from Dr. Travis Stork, (emergency room physician and host of “The Doctors), to help you include whole grain easily into your diet:
- Start Early! The Dietary Guidelines recommend people get at least 48 grams of whole grain in their daily diets. Get a jump-start on the day’s nutrition by incorporating whole grain into your morning routine. For instance, when choosing cereal make sure whole grain is listed as the first ingredient. One easy choice is cereal with the white check, which have more whole grain than any other single ingredient.
- Make Simple Swaps. Choose whole grain versions of the foods you love. Great options include whole wheat pasta and whole wheat bread or even whole grain crackers. Also, try different types of whole grain. Use brown rice instead of white rice as a side dish at dinner or popcorn, which is a whole grain, for a snack.
- Don’t Judge a Food by Its Cover. The front of food packages provide good nutritional cues, but don’t forget to read the ingredients and check the nutrition label and side labels for additional health information. Cereals with the white check even include the amount of whole grain per serving on packaging.
Me and my family are trying to be more healthy this year and are trying to add more whole grains to our days. General Mills has some delicious whole grain cereals to help us do just that!! Cheerios®, Lucky Charms®, Cinnamon Toast Crunch®, Honey Nut Cheerios® and Total® are the delicious cereals that can be found on your store shelves with the white check on it for more whole grain!
To help with choosing products with more whole grain, General Mills developed “Fast Lane for Whole Grain,” an online educational game. You can navigate virtual grocery store aisles and identify products that have whole grain as the first ingredient, with the option to enter a sweepstakes to win one of each of the 50 cereals with the white check.!! For more information about this, please visit the Whole Grain Nation Website.
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