The 11 Healthiest Whole Grains

Don’t nix carbs. Just make sure you’re eating the good ones and eliminating the bad.

By Leah Zerbe


The 11 Healthiest Grains: Bulgur Bulgur

For all practical purposes, bulgur is considered a whole grain, even though up to 5 percent of its bran may be removed during processing. It’s so good for you, though, we’re putting it on the list. The grain, which is used to make tabbouleh salad, is a great source of iron and magnesium. The fiber and protein powerhouse (a cup contains nearly 75 percent of the dietary fiber you need for the day, and 25 percent of the protein you should get) can be used in salads or tossed in soups. It’s ready in minutes.

Healthy Recipe: Tabbouleh with Fruit

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