Food Fraud: Multigrain

When you see “multigrain” or “seven grain” on bread, pasta, or waffles, flip the package over and check the nutrition label. Even with more than one type of grain, the product could be made largely from refined grains — such as white flour — which have been stripped of fiber and many nutrients. You want to make sure you are getting as much whole grain as you can, but multigrain doesn’t necessarily provide that.

Food Fix: Look for “100% whole grain” (oats, wheat) as the first ingredient. You also want to avoid the word “enriched” when you can. It means the grains or flour have been processed and are no longer “whole grains”. Or choose the brand with more fiber.

If you like waffles, pancakes, french toast sticks and other bread-type breakfast foods try Van’s. They are whole grains, natural ingredients and even have organic options.

If you are struggling with bread options I usually choose Nature’s Own, Flatout Bread or order from Julian Bakery (the latter is my favorite, but the others are more convenient).

*See other posts about Food Fraud here to find other dishes that are fooling you
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