Nutritional Benefits Of Whole
What is a whole grain?
A whole grain is a grain that still has its outer covering, which
is nutritionally rich in vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Did you know that there are many reasons to eat
whole grain breads and cereals?
- They are low in fat.
- They are good sources of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and
- They can be fixed and eaten in many ways.
Here are some tips to help you get started and keep you
- Choose whole grain varieties of bread, cereal, muffins,
bagels and rolls (whole wheat, bran, oatmeal, multigrain).
- Choose a whole grain (oatmeal, wheatena) variety when
you have hot cereal, or a cold breakfast cereal that
provides at least 4 grams of fiber per serving.
- Have whole wheat varieties of pancakes or waffles.
- In recipes that call for flour, use at least half whole
- For dinner at least twice a week, serve whole wheat
noodles, brown rice or bulgur (cracked wheat).
- Try high fiber cracker varieties, such as whole rye
crackers, whole grain flatbead, or some of the new
multi-grain crackers. Make sure to read the label to make sure you
are choosing a low-fat variety.
- Once a week or more, try a low-fat meatless meal or a main
dish that features whole grains (spinach lasagna, red beans
over brown rice and vegetable stir-fry).
For additional information, please visit the
Nutrition Center.Last Editorial Review: 10/25/1999