Heart Beat: Stamp of approval

Heart Beat

Stamp of approval

If you are trying to include more whole grains in your diet but have trouble figuring out what qualifies, help is on the way. A voluntary whole grain stamp sported by a growing number of grain products can save you from poring over the tiny print on food labels.

What are whole grains?

They are foods that contain a grain's fibrous bran, starchy endosperm, and vitamin-rich germ. Examples include whole or cracked wheat, oatmeal, brown rice, barley, popcorn, and an assortment of whole-grain breads, cereals, pastas, and crackers.

To continue reading this article, you must login.
  • Research health conditions
  • Check your symptoms
  • Prepare for a doctor's visit or test
  • Find the best treatments and procedures for you
  • Explore options for better nutrition and exercise
Learn more about the many benefits and features of joining Harvard Health Online »