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What are refined grains?

Dr. Vinayak A. Manohar, MD
Interventional Cardiologist

Refined grains are grains that have been milled. The milling process gets rid of the outer coating of the grain, the bran. What's left is the endosperm. That's the portion that's high in carbohydrates, little bit of protein, not a whole lot else. That's mostly a carbo load. Classic white breads are refined grains.

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