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What Happened to My Nutrients?Did you know that bread and pasta made with white flour, has been striped of its nutrients?  When wheat berries are processed into white flour two out of the three nutrient-rich parts, the bran and the germ; where the fiber, vitamins (B & E vitamins) and nutrients (magnesium, zinc, folic acid and chromium) are, get discarded.  Only the starchy endosperm is used.

It’s easy to tell if you are getting a nutrient rich product by reading the ingredient list and nutrition facts label. Look for the words “whole grain or whole wheat.”  And when looking at the nutrition facts label, see how many grams of fiber there are per serving. Remember to look at the serving size, and when comparing different bread products see how many slices are in a serving, some bread packages consider one slice a serving while others use two slices as a serving.

Love, Health & Happiness,

Phyllis

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