Whole grains are healthier than refined grains because as their name implies, they contain the entire grain. Refined grains only have one part of the grain, the endosperm where all the carbohydrates are contained.
Whole grains on the other hand consist of the germ, the endosperm and bran. Bran is where all the fiber is, along with vitamins and minerals. The germ is where the good fats are along with other vitamins, and the endosperm is the largest part, where all the carbohydrates are.
The whole grain containing all three parts is why they are considered to be healthier for us than the refined grains. Whole grains contain more nutrients, and will make you thinner as [...]