Multigrain Bread, Pasta, and Cereal
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Whole grains are healthier than refined grains because they have more fiber, vitamins, and minerals. But multigrain? The term doesn't tell you squat about nutrition. "It just means there is more than one type of grain used in a product," says Warner. For all you know, multigrain might mean refined wheat flour with a dash of refined corn flour. And two kinds of refined flours isn't necessarily better for you than one. You have to check the ingredients list. If it says "whole wheat" or "whole corn" near the top, then you're actually getting the extra health benefits.