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Myth: Brown Equals Whole Grain

Whole grains can aid weight loss because they're more filling than processed grains. However, make sure they're really whole grains (some companies and brands dye their products brown). Read the ingredient and look for whole grain” and “whole wheat” at the top of the list; if the first ingredient is "enriched whole wheat flour" or "enriched flour" it's not legitimately whole-grain bread. “And no matter how much whole grain a product has, added sugar, oil or artificial ingredients tend to obscure any benefit from the grain,” says Aronson.

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