Tasty and healthy whole grain snacks

March 25, 2015 2:33 PM

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Tasty and healthy whole grain snacks

“Whole grains provide the benefits housed in the entire grain including the bran, the endosperm, and the germ,” nutrition expert Bonnie Taub-Dix, RDN, told TODAY.com. “These components of the whole grain provide a wealth of vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (compounds in plants believed to reduce disease risks) and fiber. Whole grains help us to feel fuller longer than refined grains and they providing a moving experience (by preventing or relieving constipation).”

In order to reap the nutritional benefits of whole grains, it’s important to know how to navigate the grocery aisles and read food labels. For instance, labels using the words "multi-grain," "stone-ground," "100% wheat," "cracked wheat," "seven-grain," or "bran" are, generally speaking, not whole gr...

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