GLNC’s 2018 Grains Audit revealed that almost half the grain foods in Australian supermarkets were a good source of fibre, with between 4-7g per serve! Click here to see the full breakdown for rice, pasta and noodles.
In late November last year the team from GLNC headed to Adelaide for the 10th Asia Pacific Conference on Clinical Nutrition (APCCN). With the theme ‘Nutrition Solutions for a Changing World,’ APCCN brought together nutrition scientists from across the globe to share the latest in nutrition research. Read on for a wrap-up of the key … Continue reading
As another year draws to a close, we’ve been looking at key trends for 2018 – so what’s influencing innovation and driving consumer behaviour for the year to come? “A key trend is a genuine growth opportunity. It’s a set of changes in consumer beliefs and behaviours, leading to a change in a market. It’s … Continue reading
While young Aussies are forking out on pricey supplements in a bid to build muscle and cut weight, new evidence has revealed an unexpected source of protein: the humble loaf of bread. The new findings, from the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council’s (GLNC) annual food category audit, revealed that close to one in every five … 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
In the first study of its kind, it’s been revealed that Australians are getting just half the grain based fibre needed for good health! The research highlights an opportunity for Australians to boost their health, simply by increasing fibre intake from grains. Read more here.
By Helen Tran, APD Wheat has featured in the human diet for more than 8,500 years, but more recently the media has led us to question if wheat is good for our health. A recent example of this manipulation of consumer perception is the documentary ‘What’s with Wheat?’hosted by Australian Nutritionist, Cyndi O’Meara. But it’s … Continue reading
Should We Eat Wheat? Australians are increasingly mindful of the effect food has on health. In some cases this is a good thing as shown in a recent report where 40% of people stated one of their food priorities for the next 12 months was to eat more fruit and vegetables. Great news. However, sometimes … Continue reading
Recent ground-breaking research has finally dispelled the myth that eating grain foods causes weight gain and furthermore, suggests that grains are much more nutritious than most people think. The research comes from the Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council who conducted an analysis of the most recent National Nutrition Survey, which looked at the diets of … Continue reading
The Health Star Rating (HSR) system, which rates foods from half-a-star to five stars based on nutritional value, was approved by the Federal and State Ministers in June 2013 and has been implemented since June 2014 on a voluntary basis by the food industry. Interestingly, the system is at odds with the Australian Dietary Guidelines … Continue reading