whole grains

whole grains

A general term for grains (oats, rice, wheat) from which the outer cellulose layer (bran) has not been removed; bran is removed by milling, resulting in white flour and white rice, which, in the process, removes dietary fibre and nutrients.

whole grains

(hōl grānz)
Grains that have not been processed to take away the outer layer where many nutrients lie.
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Many consumers also are relying on front-of-pack communication to determine whether or not a product contains whole grains, Carson added.
RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT FIBER-RICH BRAN may be a key contributor to the health benefits of whole grain. Most prospective studies of bran, fiber, and whole grains and the risk of heart disease showed that bran and fiber intake were more protective than whole grain intake.
In short, we should "Increase whole-grain intake by replacing refined grains with whole grains."
We started off well enough, growing amber waves of whole grains that were used for bread and beer predominantly, along with plenty of pies and cakes.
The second reason I refuse to buy refined, white bread, is that whole grains simply taste better.
Whole grains have become superstars of the nutrition world because they help protect against many chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
EATING two portions of whole grains - such as wholemeal bread - a day makes you 40 per cent less likely to develop pancreatic cancer than eating less than one, according to new research from the University of California.
Regular consumption of whole grains probably cuts the risk for heart failure by supplying fiber, nutrients, and phytoestrogens, he added.
This research paper is intended to raise awareness of the benefits of whole grains in the diet as well as to educate the consumer on how to select whole grain products.
The Whole Grains Council, Boston, unveils a new Whole Grain Stamp design that contains more consumer information.
FDA limits claims about whole grains: In a setback for food marketers aiming to capitalize on the growing appetite for whole-grain products, FDA has rejected General Mills Inc.'s plea for permission to label cereal, bread and other products as a "good source" or "excellent source" of whole grains.
Whole grains are not the same as fiber, but fiber certainly is an important component of them.