We’re celebrating Good Gut Week from March 8-13 – focusing on incorporating plenty of whole grains and legumes to maintain good digestive health. Join us for delicious new recipes and easy tips and tricks on eating for a healthy gut! Read more here.
Many of us have a bag or tin of dried beans sitting at the back of the cupboard and it can be difficult to know what to do with them. But thanks to a wave of plant-based trends, coupled with the International Year of Pulses in 2016, the humble pulse, or legumes as they’re more commonly known, … Continue reading
By Jaimee Hughes, Accredited Practising Dietitian We all know that following a nutritious diet is good for our physical health, but did you know that what we choose to eat also has a big impact on our mental wellbeing? Regularly eating whole grains and legumes can reduce our risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease … Continue reading
We’ve been delving into the latest research on whole grains, legumes and mood and the benefits of eating a balanced diet for good mental health. Take a look at our latest hot topic here to find out more.
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 Chloe McLeod Enjoying legumes on a low FODMAP diet can be a challenge, but the good news is that it is possible! But firstly, what are FODMAPs? FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols, which are all different types of carbohydrates. These types of carbohydrate are poorly absorbed or digested for some. When … Continue reading
by Anna Debenham & Alex Parker, The Biting Truth Tired of diets promising health wonders and miracle cures that fail to eventuate? It’s time to say goodbye to the era of ‘low-everything’ diets and make room for the plant-based lifestyle! There is growing evidence of the powers of plant-based diets (i.e. high in fibre, vitamins … 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
by Rebecca Williams, APD The first 1,000 days of life, spanning conception to the age of two, are increasingly being recognised as a critical window where a child’s environment, including the impact of nutrition, can significantly influence their long-term risk of non-communicable disease. So much so that research suggests environmental factors in infancy may have … Continue reading
By Jennifer Zhang Why is toddler nutrition important? The current Australian Dietary Guidelines and Infant Feeding Guidelines lack recommendations for whole grains and legumes for toddlers (a toddler is defined as a child aged between 1-3 years in this instance). This is also an issue amongst international guidelines where very few recommendations for whole grains … Continue reading