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15 So-Called Healthy Foods That Aren’t Actually Healthy

Multigrain Products

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Fun Fact: Whole grains actually are healthy for you, but the terms “multigrain” and “wheat” are used by manufacturers to advertise a number of products that don’t actually contain whole grains. Whole grains contain all parts of the kernel (bran, endosperm, and germ). Refined grains (multigrain) contain only the endosperm. By removing the bran and germ, refined grains will have finer texture and improved shelf life, but decreased nutritional value and less fiber. Terms like stone-ground, seven-grain, multigrain, and bran are not regulated, so don’t trust them to mean that the product contains whole grain. Also, don’t trust color. It is easy to modify the color of a product to make it look like it is healthier than it is.

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