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All dietary fiber should come from whole grain sources


Some fibre-rich foods do not contain whole grain ingredients at all, but they do provide many health benefits. For example, fruits, vegetables and legumes are natural sources of dietary fibre. Similarly, cereals enriched with bran may provide a very high source of fibre, but not contain whole grains. Do not mistake "whole grain" for a high source of dietary fibre, or you may be missing out on the benefits of fibre. Whole grain products are made with all three parts of the grain kernel - the bran, the endosperm and the germ. Whole grains can include wheat, oats, barley, corn and rye, among others. To identify products that contain all three parts of the grain kernel, check the Ingredient List for the words "whole" or "whole grain" before the name of the grain, such as "whole wheat" or "whole grain oats." While you can't tell the amount of whole grain that is present in a food, the best sources will list a whole grain as the first ingredient.Whole grain ingredients include:.Whole wheat .Whole oats .Popcorn .Brown rice .Whole rye .Whole grain barley .Whole grain corn .Wild rice

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