To understand the term “whole grain,” let’s start with a few basics.
➡A grain is really a seed from any number of cereal plants (such as wheat or barley).
➡A grain kernel has 3 parts—the germ, bran, and endosperm—and each of them contains unique nutrients and vitamins.
WHAT DO THE DOCTORS SAY?
➡Have 3 servings of whole grains per day, or at least 48 grams per day.
➡9 out of 10 Americans are not getting the recommended 3 servings per day of whole grain.
➡7 out of 10 Americans believe they are getting the recommended amount of whole grain.
➡Whole grains are scientifically proven to help enhance your heath, boost your immune system, and (along with high fiber) even reduce the risk of certain cancers and heart diseases
➡Try to choose whole grain options for some of your favorite foods, like whole wheat bread, whole wheat hot cereals, or brown rice instead of white rice and popcorn instead of pretzels.