What Foods are in the Grain Group?
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
The Grain Group for Your Diet Plan
Foods in the Grain Group are made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain. Examples include:all varieties of bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas and grits.
There are two subgroups of grain: Refined Grains and Whole Grains.
Refined Grains in the Daily Diet - What are Refined Grains?
Refined grains have been milled. Milled grains go through a process that removes the bran and germ to achieve a finer texture, as well as enhance shelf life. Unfortunately, milling removes dietary fiber, iron, and many B vitamins.
Most refined grains are enriched by the addition of B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid) and iron after processing.
Refined Grain List
The following foods are defined as Refined Grains: (click here for calorie content of Refined Grains)
Whole Grains in the Daily Diet - What are Whole Grains?
Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel -- the bran, germ, and endosperm.
Whole Grain Food List
The following foods are defined as Whole Grains: (click here for calorie content of Whole Grains)
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