The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains

A guide to the good carbs.

By Leah Zerbe

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The 11 Healthiest Grains: Whole Oats Whole Oats/Oatmeal

Oats are particularly rich in avenanthramide, an antioxidant that protects the heart. When you’re shopping for this whole grain, whether you see the word “whole” or not doesn’t matter the way it does with wheat products. Oats in the ingredients list means the product is made from whole oats. But, if you are buying something like instant oatmeal, avoid those that contain high-fructose corn syrup. Studies have found that it was a source of mercury contamination in oatmeal. We suggest sticking to the good old-fashioned unsweetened kind and mixing in a little fruit or honey.

Learn More: Oatmeal & Orange Juice are one of the Best Food Combos on the Planet.

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