Buy­ing whole­grain foods

Healthy Food Guide (Australia) - - SHOPPING -

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!

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