- By Jasmine McNeil
- Posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Are You With The Grains or Against?
A grain is considered to be a whole grain as long as all three parts of the grain kernel - the bran, germ, and endosperm - are present. Refined grains are grains that have been processed and are not whole. These particular grains are missing one or more of the three parts. Some of the most common refined grains are white rice and white flour. What are some healthier alternatives to refined grains? Try brown rice, whole oats, Quinoa or even add whole grain pasta to any pasta dish. Visit www.choosemyplate.gov/grains to learn more about other healthier alternatives as well as how many grain foods are needed.