There are many products these days that seem like whole grain, but they are not. To get the real thing, you need to know how to read the label. Here are some tips to help you out.
Always look at the ingredient list. In an actual product, the whole grain ingredient is listed first.
Some common whole grain products are brown rice, whole oats, whole rye, whole wheat, wild rice, and oatmeal.
There are certain words that mislead you into thinking that it is whole-grain, when it may not be. Labels with words like 100 percent wheat, multi grain, cracked wheat, are usually not whole grain products.
Finally, do not go by color. I used to think that all brown bread is whole grain. I later found that sometimes bread is made brown by adding molasses, or some other stuff. So the best way to make sure you get what you are looking for is to read the label and the ingredients carefully!