Mom’s grocery list: why you need to add whole grains

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MANILA, Philippines – What comes into mind when you hear or read, “made with whole grain?” When we walk into a grocery store and head to the breakfast cereal section, we see plenty of boxes labeled as such. But will yo­­u serve it to your kids?

We must be smart consumers when we purchase anything, especially food. We know our diet directly affects our level of nutrition and our physical well-being.

Certain whole grains like quinoa and corn are sold and eaten as is. But whole grain can also be an ingredient found in food products such as bread and pasta. Whole grain is a good source of fiber to aid in better digestion, and is rich in Vitamin B and Iron to help in energy metabolism. It also contains carbohydrates to keep you feeling fuller longer. (READ: What’s the whole grain story?)

Each type of whole grain is unique and the nutrients found in them may vary. Know what types of whole grains and what food can help you and your kids achieve better nutrition and live a better lifestyle. Hover over the green icons to see more information.

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