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Grains Food Group

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Grains Food Group
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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.97

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    iron-rich, magnesium, serving, calories, fiber, digestive, constipation, pasta, grain, listed, ounces, group, ingredient, longer, such, immune


Grains Food Group
By Meg Leonard
  

1     Foods in the grain food group help your body in many ways. Examples of foods in this group include bread, pasta, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits. What counts as a serving and how many servings should you eat each day? Girls who are between nine and thirteen should eat five ounces of foods from the grain food group each day. Boys of the same age group should eat six ounces. Of course, this depends on how active you are each day. You may need to eat more servings from all the food groups if you are very active, and you might need to eat less of them if you are not very active. Some examples of one ounce of a grain group food include one slice of bread, one cup of cold cereal, or one-half cup of cooked rice, pasta, or cereal. At least half of your servings of grains should come from whole grain foods. To know if a food is whole grain, check the ingredients. The first ingredient listed should say "whole grain."
 
2     How do grains help your body? Whole grain foods may reduce heart disease. Foods containing fiber, which is found in whole grain foods, help your digestive system and can reduce constipation. Eating whole grain foods can help you feel full for a longer time with .....
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