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The goodness of whole grains

What does ‘whole grain’ mean, exactly? What does ‘whole grain’ mean, exactly?

What does ‘whole grain’ mean, exactly?

The term ‘whole grain’ doesn’t refer to one particular type of grain. Rather, it means an entire grain, with all three of its parts intact. Oats, rye, barley, wheat, brown rice, quinoa, millet and many other grains can be whole grains, as long as their parts are all present.

THE THREE PARTS OF A WHOLE GRAIN

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Why grains do you good

Compared to refined grains, whole grains have more nutrients like minerals, vitamins, dietary fibre and antioxidants. So by including more whole grains in your diet, you’ll be getting more of these vital nutrients and making sure you’ve got the wholesome energy you need.

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GETTING ALL THE WHOLE GRAINS YOU NEED IN A DAY

As a general rule, most people should try to eat 3-6 serves of whole grains every day (this is about 48g of whole grains).

 

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