Everyone knows that grains are an important healthy
part of a good diet. It is important to make sure that you are eating the right
number of grains daily.
To make sure this happens eat half of your diet in grains each day. Whole grain
and wheat help to keep your digestive system
in order and running smoothly, as well.
Did you know that whole grains and whole grain
foods are made up of all three layers of the grain
seed or kernel
Here are the layers and explanations that will help you to understand
1. The bran
): give you all of the fiber
as well as B vitamins; minerals such as magnesium, iron
and zinc, and some protein
3. The germ
): has B vitamins, unsaturated fats, vitamin
E, and minerals.
Most whole grains are quite tasty
such as brown rice, barley, whole oats or oatmeal, wheat and rye breads.
When you go shopping with your parents, do the healthy choice
thing and read labels.
foods will have the words ‘whole’ or ‘whole grain
’ followed by the name of the grain
as one of the first ingredients.