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Whole Grains are better than refined grains


Any grain, such as wheat, oats, corn and rice, is considered "whole" when it includes the right proportion of all three parts of the grain: bran, endosperm and germ. Each part of a grain kernel contributes to the "bundle" of nutrients in whole grains, including fiber, B vitamins, protein, vitamin E, trace minerals and other healthful plant substances. So, eating foods made from whole grain gives you the nutritional benefits of the entire grain. When grains are refined, the bran and germ portions are removed, along with important nutrients, leaving only the endosperm (e.g., refined white flour).

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