The problem is, labels touting “made with whole grains” (or made with ANYTHING) don’t mean a whole lot and are not mandated by the Food and Drug Administration. If you want to make sure what you are eating really is a good source of whole grains (which gives the product a lower glycemic index value due to the high fiber content), look for two things:
1) This seal, which was developed by the WHole Grains Council (wholegrainscouncil.org)
2) The ingredients list itself. Is it the first thing listed or one of the first? Are the grains listed as “whole” as in “whole oats”?
If you see one or both of these on the package it makes it a safe bet that you have found a GI friendly product!