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The Whole Truth About Whole Grains?

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Grains, the largest food group in many nutriti...

Grains, the largest food group in many nutrition guides, includes oats, barley and bread. Cookies, however, are categorized as sugars. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Welcome to the Land of Nutrition Confusion!  There is a lot of hype about eating more whole grains.  Some of it is true based on research and some is the work of the food industry that use the term handily and often to claim their products are “healthy”.   What does whole grain really mean?  This article explains the differences in some whole grain products and states it often is impossible  to tell these differences.  For more information about this term on labels, CLICK HERE.

By the way, popcorn is an intact whole grain.     One cup of air-popped popcorn contains only about 30 calories. However, organic is recommended to avoid pesticide residues and GMOs.  Unfortunately there are 102 calories in 1 tablespoon of butter, so avoid if possible if weight watching.



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