With 2019 well underway, we’ve taken a look at some of the biggest trends affecting grains and legumes this year… 1. Digestive Wellness Digestive wellness is once again the number one trend for the coming year and with good reason. Emerging research, media attention and consumer demand is driving this trend, with prebiotics and fibre … Continue reading
by Kathleen Alleaume You’ve heard it before and you’ll hear it again: breakfast is the most important meal of the day – and it’s good to see that message is really sinking in. A new study of Australian breakfast habits showed that just over 80 per cent (81%) eat breakfast every day. Very few respondents … Continue reading
New research has linked higher intake of whole grains to lower body weight – so instead of cutting carbs, our focus should be on grain quality instead. Read our media release here.
In Australia, Nordic nations are best known for their chilly climate, flat-pack furniture, and addictive TV crime shows, but why not their whole grain habits? This Whole Grain Week, we’re encouraging you to eat like the Danish – who enjoy more than three times the amount of whole grain than most Aussies! Whole Grain Week … Continue reading
After years of going against the grain, promising new research from the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council (GLNC) has found fewer Australians are limiting grain foods, and more of us are enjoying legumes. The triennial Consumption Study found 47 per cent of Australians limit grains, significantly less than the 60 per cent recorded in 2014 … Continue reading
By Alexandra Locke After a 30% drop in grains consumption in 2014 (1) and plenty of talk about the benefits of the paleo, diet, the dangers of gluten and the plus side to cutting carbs, we’re now seeing a shift in media perspective, with a much more positive outlook for grains overall! With the right … Continue reading
By Toni L Franklin Accredited Practising Dietitian, Dietitians Association of Australia, Provisional Sports Dietitian, Sport Dietitians Australia The desire to seek out new or peculiar foods to add to our arsenal of table talk, or ‘foodstagram’ posts, is born out of natural human curiosity. But is there any grain of truth in the notion that we … Continue reading
By Melanie McGrice, AdvAPD One in six Australian couples struggle to conceive [i] and the psychological, physical and emotional impacts of infertility can be overwhelming. As one woman struggling with fertility recently wrote on her Instagram feed “I am angry. Angry at my friends and family who managed to have children easily, angry at the doctor who … Continue reading
Key takeouts from the research: Australian adults with the highest intakes of core grain foods, which is the leading source of carbohydrate in our diets, had similar waist circumferences and BMI’s compared to those with the lowest intakes of core grain foods¹. Adults who avoid core grain foods are at risk of missing out on … Continue reading
Ground breaking new research has revealed that eating core grain foods doesn’t cause you to gain weight. The data also showed that adults who ate the recommended amount of core grain foods had healthier diets and lifestyles. Find out more on this study here.