Whole Grains

What are whole grains?

Whole grains are complete. Meaning they have no missing parts.

What are whole grains made of?
  • Bran
  • Germ
  • Endosperm
Foods that are whole grains
  • Whole wheat
  • Corn
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Sorghum
  • Brown rice
Benefits of eating whole grains
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Prevents blood sugar spikes
  • Lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Prevents constipation
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