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Refined grains are unhealthy because the milling process, which is designed to increase a product's shelf life, strips out healthy fiber and nutrients that have been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and more, according to the...


Refined foods are foods altered from their original state. In exchange for altering the texture of the original grain or sugar, nutrients are lost and shelf-life is generally increased.


Whole-grain foods are made from all edible parts of the grain, as opposed to products that use only the inside of the grain. Examples of whole-grain foods include whole-wheat bread, bulgur wheat, brown rice and quinoa. Other type of whole-grain foods are whole rye, mill...


To be refined, an oil product is first introduced to a fractioning tower where it vaporizes and then re-condenses into liquids of different densities and viscosities. Afterward, the oil is often subsequently broken down further and distilled. Following distillation, the...


Refined bread is the bread that has had the bran and germ removed from the grain. These two parts of the grain are the most nutritious and are able to provide the best benefits to the body.


A list of cereal grains includes wheat, corn, barley, rye, millet, oats, rice, sorghum and teff. Some whole grains that are considered pseudo-cereal grains include buckwheat, quinoa and amaranth.


According to the Whole Grains Council, some of the most common types of whole grain foods include rice, oats, quinoa, rye, sorghum, spelt, teff and wheat. While most of these grains can be consumed on their own, it is common for them to be used to make breads or patties...