Health, Taste, Energy. and they won't make you fat!
Grains get the green light
It is a misconception that eating too many
carbohydrates will make you fat.
Carbohydrates have less than half the kilojoules of
fat i.e.; they are less than half as 'fattening'.
Carbohydrates come a variety of convenient, ready-
to- eat forms including bread, breakfast cereal, pasta,
noodles and rice making it easier to include plenty in
It is recommended that we eat at least four servings
of breads and cereals each day to stay healthy (1 serve
is 2 slices of bread; 1 cup of cooked rice; pasta or
noodles; 1 1/3 cups of flaked breakfast cereal).
Studies suggest that diets rich in grains
(particularly whole grains), pulses, fruits and
vegetables are associated with lower risk of heart
disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
Carbohydrates (fibre, starch) contribute to a
healthy digestive system.
Whole grains and pulses contain many nutrients (protein,
carbohydrates, dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals)
as well as a wide range of protective components (antioxidants
and phytoestrogens) necessary for good health.
- Souce: Go Grains
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