You’ve decided that you want to start adding more whole grains to your diet — so where do you go from here? Most likely you will be heading to the grocery store to stock up on whole grain foods. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Once you start browsing the bread and cereal aisles, your excitement over making this healthy addition to your diet may quickly turn to confusion over which foods are actually made with whole grains.
Here are some simple tips you can use to find healthful whole grain foods.
Just because a loaf of bread is a rich brown color and looks hearty does not mean that it is whole grain or high in fiber. Taking a few moments to scan the ingredients list will help reveal the true nature of the grains found in the food. You should look for one of the following whole grains typically as the first item in the ingredients list:
Now that you know which ingredients are whole grains, it’s important that you learn to watch out for ingredients that do not mean whole grain. Keep an eye out for and take a closer look at the following ingredients when you are looking for whole grain foods: