Study: Whole Grain Stamp may not indicate healthiest products

01/14/2013 | Boston Herald

Products that show the Whole Grain Stamp icon on the front of the package had more fiber and less trans fat but also contained greater amounts of sugar and more calories than those without the stamp, according to research from the Harvard School of Public Health. The study evaluated other guidelines for whole grains and said the American Heart Association standard, which uses a ratio of total carbohydrates to fiber, was the best standard for overall healthfulness.

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