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Whole Wheat or Whole Grain???

Which one is healthier??

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:32 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Diet & Fitness

Answers (12)
  • They r both good for u.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 3:34 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Whole grain. A grain of wheat is made of 3 parts, which of course I don't know the names of. You want the WHOLE GRAIN for all it's nutrients. Enriched wheat flower is only the 1 part, with nutrients stripped and added back in. Whole wheat is 2 parts, better but not great. WHOLE GRAIN is the whole grain, all good stuff inside and out.

    Just beware, read labels no matter what the packaging says. It is really hard to find a true whole grain bread. i have seen many products claiming to be whole grain that are whole wheat.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 3:36 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Dancer, whole wheat is not as nutritious as whole grain.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 3:38 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Whole wheat is a whole grain. Your question seems to be incomplete.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:05 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • have you tried ezekiel bread?
    that may be the best for you!
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:08 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • rkolmos, Whole wheat is NOT whole grain! Take the term literally: Whole wheat is the WHOLE WHEAT of a grain of wheat, and whole grain is the WHOLE GRAIN, meaning you get all 3 parts and more nutrition.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 8:34 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Actually, whole wheat is better. If you study nutrition, you understand this. Look for bread that is 100% whole wheat. For any bread, look at the ingredient. Simply having "wheat flour" is not the same as "WHOLE wheat flour." Wheat flour is enriched flour. Anything can say whole grain, if it has a certain amount of whole grains (doesn't mean the ENTIRE product is whole grain, only that it CONTAINS whole grains).
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 4:51 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Musicpisces, once again that's not true. What you are talking about is packaging. Something can claim to have whole wheat just as much as whole grain and still have other stuff in there, or have just enough whole grain/wheat to put it as a first ingredient, followed by bleached flour, etc. Whole Grain is the ENTIRE GRAIN, 3 parts of it, and it is more nutritious than whole wheat. I HAVE studied nutrition and read many books. So, unless they're wrong I think you are mistaken.
    Arkaidy

    Answer by Arkaidy at 8:51 PM on Feb. 28, 2011

  • Whole wheat is a whole grain.
    sstepph

    Answer by sstepph at 4:33 PM on Mar. 1, 2011

  • Whole grains.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:42 PM on Mar. 2, 2011

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