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5 reasons you need to eat more whole grains

You’ve heard it all before – choose whole grain bread over white bread. Eat more brown rice. Cook wholemeal pasta.

And though you might think your diet is pretty good overall, according to the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council  a whopping 59% of Australians are not eating enough whole grains.

That means we’re missing out on fabulous health benefits that whole grains can provide. Here are the top 5 reasons you need to eat more whole grains:

  1. You’re less likely to develop heart disease
  2. Whole grains assist in weight management
  3. You’re less likely to develop type 2 diabetes
  4. You’re less likely to develop bowel cancer
  5. Whole grains can help to reduce the risk of high blood pressure

The daily target for whole grains is 48g. This is the equivalent to 3 slices of wholemeal bread, 6 heaped tablespoons cooked brown rice or 3 heaped tablespoons of uncooked oats. As a nation, we’re only averaging less than half this target. So just by making a few simple switches in your diet, you can increase your whole grain intake making immediate improvements in your health.

If you need further encouragement, these delicious recipes will give your whole grain levels, and your health, a boost:

 

 

 

 

Pear & Oat Slice by Australian Pears: CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE

 

 

 

 

 

This feature contains a mix of content from myfoodbook third party content partners and our own opinions.

 

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