Buying wholegrain foods
The wholegrain content of foods varies greatly — two slices of wholemeal bread, for example, can have as little as 3g, or as much as 70g! To make it easier to get more of the good stuff, try these tips.
GO HIGHER and choose foods ‘high’ or ‘very high’ in whole grains, rather than those foods that simply ‘contain’ whole grains. Aim for more than 50 per cent whole grains.
LOOK OUT FOR KEY WORDS in the ingredients list, such as ‘whole’, ‘wholemeal’, ‘multigrain’, ‘oatmeal’ or ‘sprouted’.
SPREAD IT OUT by eating whole grains at each meal to keep your hunger satisfied right through the day.
MIX IT UP and make it your goal to eat a wide variety of grains, such as brown rice, pasta, oats and quinoa. It makes going with the grain much easier!