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Grains

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What’s in it for you?

Welcome to the grains food group! Foods in this group include bread, cereal, rice, tortillas and pasta. They contain:

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  • B-vitamins (turns food into energy)
  • Iron (carries oxygen in our blood)
  • Carbohydrates (our best source of energy)
  • Fiber (may prevent constipation and reduce risk of heart disease)

Did you know that white flour, white rice, and refined cereals and pastas are often low in fiber, and sometimes low in vitamins and minerals? Buy whole grain breads and cereals for better health.

Learn more about foods in this group. Visit “How Much to Eat?”.