Eating Well As You Get Older

Frequently Asked Questions

7. What kinds of grains should I eat?

Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product. Grains fall into two main categories: whole and refined. Foods made from whole grains are a major source of energy and fiber.

When choosing grain foods, try to make at least half your grains whole. In other words, at least half of the cereals, breads, crackers, or pastas you eat should be made from whole grains. Try whole wheat pasta, whole-grain English muffins, or a whole-grain bread rather than basic white. Other whole grains include popcorn, brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat, bulgur and quinoa.

Include whole grains in your diet every day.