In the UK, 95% of adults don’t eat enough wholegrains and we should be eating 3 servings a day!
What is a wholegrain?
The entire grain of cereal plants including the bran, germ and endosperm. When grains are refined, the bran and germ are lost and so is 75% of the nutrients!
Why is it important in the diet?
They provide fibre; B vitamins; carbohydrate and key minerals such as selenium and copper, and can reduce the risk of certain diseases too like type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Where can we get wholegrains from?
Breakfast cereals including oats, shredded wheat and bran flakes.
Wholemeal and wholegrain breads as well as oatcakes, scones, tortillas and crackers made from wholemeal flours.
Brown rice, wholewheat pasta and noodles and other grains such as buckwheat and quinoa
Look out for the symbol which means this food
contains at least one serving of wholegrain starchy carbohydrate.
For any questions, please contact our nutritionist Annabel