The “whole grain package” is beneficial, but the FIBER found in the bran of the grain is exceptionally good for you.
Fiber is a general term referring to complex carbohydrates that your body cannot digest or absorb. Fiber is a component of food that promotes good health in many ways, such as:
in a Serving
|Fruits||About 4 grams of fiber||apples with skin, bananas, raisins, pears, oranges, blackberries, almonds, figs|
|Vegetables||About 4 grams in 1/2 cup (COOKED!)||broccoli, peas, carrots, corn, spinach, brussel sprouts, potatos with skin|
|Legumes (BEANS)||About 4 grams in 1/2 cup||pinto beans, kidney beans, baked beans, peanuts, lentils, chick peas, navy beans|
|Bread||About 2 grams||whole wheat, brown rice, spaghetti/macaroni, rye, pumpernickel, bran muffins|
|Cereal & Grains||About 3 grams||Raisin Bran, Shredded Wheat, LIFE, Instant Oatmeal, Nutri-Grain, Fiber One, 100% Bran|
Add 5 to your age!
Your AGE ____ + 5 = ____ grams of fiber per day.