Monday, January 31, 2011

Grain Tips

Choose more whole grain breads.
  • Pick whole grain bread instead of white bread—look for whole wheat flour or whole grain as the first ingredient on the food label.
  • Check the label and choose breads with at least two grams of fiber per slice.
  • Choose brown breads that feel firm—they are probably made with more whole grain.
Try other whole grain foods.
  • Whole grains are foods like brown rice, oats, and whole wheat pasta.
  • Whole grains are good ways to get fiber and B vitamins.
Eat whole grains for breakfast.
  • Choose whole grain cereals. Cereals like shredded wheat, bran flakes and old-fashioned oatmeal are high in fiber.
  • Stay away from cereals with lots of added sugar. Top your cereal with bananas, strawberries, or peaches instead.
  • Munch on whole grain cereals for a healthy snack any time of the day!
  • Avoid instant grits and other cereals with added salt (sodium).
Go easy on biscuits and cornbread.
  • Regular biscuits, cornbread, and croissants are often high in trans fat, saturated fat, and salt (sodium).

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