Wheat vs Grain

Whether it comes to bread, rice, cereals, or pasta, people are probably wondering what the big difference is between whole grain and whole wheat? Well, listen up, because there is a BIG difference.

Whole grain is more natural and keeps all of its nutrients. It is a good source of vitamin B and fiber, and is also lower in fat. Whole wheat is very refined which removes the majority of vitamins and fiber, and half the nutritional value.

Whole grain products have been linked to a number of health benefits. Choosing whole grain products may help to lower your risk for obesity, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain types of cancers.

Whole wheat flours or foods made with whole wheat flour, such as breads and rolls, are not whole grain products because of the way they are produced. During the milling process that is typically used to make whole wheat flour, some of the kernel is removed which results in a loss of the germ portion.  As a result, foods labelled as being whole wheat are not as nutritious as foods labelled as being whole grain.

Wheat also contains gluten which isn’t good for the body, whereas grains do not.

http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/healthy-eating/the-difference-between-whole-grain-and-whole-wheat.html

http://www.healthyalberta.com/1537.htm

 

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