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grains 6è a

  1. 1. GRAINS http://www.mypyramid.gov and 6è A
  2. 2. WHAT FOODS ARE IN THE GRAIN GROUP? Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal and barley or another cereal grain is a grain product . Bread, pasta and breakfast cereals are examples of grain products .
  3. 3. WHOLE GRAINS Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel (the bran, germ, and endosperm). <ul><li>Whole Grains are: </li></ul><ul><li>whole-wheat flour </li></ul><ul><li>bulgur (cracked wheat) </li></ul><ul><li>oatmeal </li></ul><ul><li>whole cornmeal </li></ul><ul><li>brown rice </li></ul>
  4. 4. REFINED GRAINS <ul><li>Refined grains have been milled, a process that removes the bran and germ. </li></ul><ul><li>This is done to give grains a finer texture , but it also removes dietary fibber, iron, and many B vitamins. </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples of refined grain products are : </li></ul><ul><li>white flour </li></ul><ul><li>white bread </li></ul><ul><li>white rice </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why is important to eat grains, especially whole grains? <ul><li>Eating grains , especially whole grains, provides HEALTH BENEFITS. </li></ul><ul><li>People who eat whole grains as part of a healthy diet have a reduced risk of some chronic diseases. </li></ul><ul><li>Grains provide many NUTRIENTS that are vital for the health and maintenance of our bodies. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Health benefits <ul><li>Consuming foods rich in fibber, such as whole grains: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces the risk of coronary </li></ul><ul><li>Help with weight management. </li></ul><ul><li>May reduce constipation.  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Nutrients are all the digestable parts of food <ul><li>GRAINS are important sources of many nutrients </li></ul><ul><li>Dietary fibber </li></ul><ul><li>B vitamins </li></ul><ul><li>Minerals (iron, magnesium) </li></ul>Grains are important sources of many nutrients,                                                                                                            
  8. 8. What to look for on the label <ul><li>Read the food label's ingredients list. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose foods that name whole-grain </li></ul><ul><li>Food labelled with the words ``multi-grain,´´ ``stone-ground,´´ ``100% wheat,´´ ``cracked wheat,´´ ``seven-grain , ´´or ``bran´´ are </li></ul><ul><li>usually not whole-grain products. </li></ul>
  9. 9. For a change, try brown rice or whole-wheat pasta. Use whole grains in mixed dishes. Add whole-grain flour or oatmeal when making cookies. Popcorn, a whole grains, can be a healthy snack whith little or no added salt and butter TIPS

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