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Should We Still Be Eating Wheat

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

Whole Grains and Legumes: A Source of Dietary Fibre for Toddlers

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

Making the Most of the Whole Grain Opportunity

By Rebecca Williams New research examining global whole grain intakes suggests that Australia is doing better than some countries for whole grain consumption(1). However we still have a long way to go to meet the amount of whole grain recommended for good health and chronic disease risk reduction. According to the most recent National Nutrition … Continue reading

Wholegrains and fibre

Their role in weight management The World Health Organisation recognises that healthy weight maintenance is a large challenge, as is overcoming obesity. Despite the public health significance of obesity and the promotion of various weight loss diets, there is no scientifically agreed optimal diet for its prevention and treatment, and opinions differ about the role … Continue reading

Wholegrain foods and legumes

Your daily dose for disease prevention? When it comes to grain foods, wholegrains are shining stars. Wholegrain foods and legumes are a fundamental part of a balanced diet and scientific studies consistently show that they can play a major role in reducing the risk of many of the chronic diseases that burden our society today. … Continue reading

Wholegrains and hypertension

Food manufacturers reduce sodium in food supply Most people know wholegrains are better for you. Along with lowering your risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity and some cancers; latest research has established that wholegrains can also help to lower your risk of and reduce hypertension (high blood pressure) potentially decreasing the need for medication. … Continue reading

Santa should eat more wholegrains

Wholegrains associated with smaller waistlines If more kids left Santa a wholegrain cookie and a glass of low-fat milk perhaps his waistline would be somewhat trimmer. Recent research from the US in over 400 older adults has found that in those who ate wholegrains there was an association between lower percent body fat mass and … Continue reading

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