Know about Whole grains. Whole grains contain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are important for a teen’s health and growth.
Today, many foods such as white bread and white rice are made with refined grains, which are low in fiber and other nutrients found naturally in grains. Instead, it’s best to eat a variety of whole grain foods. Ideas include:
Whole grain bread – 1 slice
Whole grain pasta – 1/2 cup
Brown rice – 1/2 cup
Foods made with bulgur (cracked wheat) such as tabouli salad – 1 cup
Some ready-made whole grain breakfast cereals – 1/2 cup