After many years of the paleo and low carbohydrate diet brigades preaching their anti-grain messages, the good news is that the tide is finally turning, A recent study conducted by the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council, found that fewer Australians (compared to three years ago) are limiting grain foods. 1
Whilst this is a positive change, we still need to ensure that we are eating enough whole grains, as the evidence for positive health outcomes (reduction in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some cancers) is strongest when 2-3 serves of whole grains are consumed every day. The Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council have set a daily target intake of 48g per day (for adults and children older than 9 years) to help Australians eat the recommended serves required for good health outcomes.
To help maintain this positive momentum, our dietitian and nutrition ambassador Teri Lichtenstein has provided her expert tips for quick and easy food swaps that you can action to help ensure that you meet your daily target intake, and reap the health benefits from extra whole grain goodness.