Better Nutrition in the 1980s, Part 2
Get an ’ 80s- style fiber boost with our Prune & Bran Bread.
Bran muffins. Bran cereal. Wheat germ. Whole grains, and high- fiber diets. Remember Melba Toast, Grape Nuts, and All- Bran? In the ’ 80s, especially in Better Nutrition, whole grains reigned supreme. If you were into health food, you were into bran. Articles in the magazine throughout the decade extolled the health virtues of eating more whole grains.
In the later part of the ’ 80s and into the early ’ 90s, the fat- free craze owned the diet and weight- loss market. Whole grains fit the bill perfectly, as most have little to no fat. Check back next month as we go deeper into the misguided and often wacky no- fat diet.
As an interesting side note, 1980s issues of Better Nutrition covered a mix of diet philosophies. While whole grains were the principal focus, we found articles that were ahead of their time, including pieces on a “hunter- gatherer” diet ( i. e., the Paleo diet) and celiac disease ( almost unheard of back then).