Wholegrains provide more than 26 powerful nutrients and compounds crucial for maintaining health at any age. From supporting development in young children to reducing the risk of chronic diseases, wholegrains benefit the whole family.
Wholegrains for children
Wholegrains provide a great source of energy and nutrients, essential in building muscles and bones to support the growth and development of children.
Wholegrains are rich in dietary fibre, which helps regulate blood sugar levels and provides a steady stream of energy to fuel the brain, sustain energy levels and keep kids fuller for longer periods.
Wholegrains for adolescents
Wholegrains are rich in vitamins and minerals, which can support young adults to perform at their best physically and mentally.
Including this nutrient-rich food in the diet can benefit digestive health and improve regularity. Wholegrains contain a specific type of fibre called resistant starch, which produces beneficial gut bacteria that have been linked to improved mood.
Wholegrains for adults
Incorporating three serves of wholegrains a day can lower the risk of developing chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Wholegrains are also rich in B vitamins, which help keep the mind sharp and maintain cognitive function.
Wholegrains the whole day
To reach your wholegrain intake, try consuming a wide variety of wholegrains the whole day. Swap out your breakfast for porridge, include wholegrain snacks while on the go, and have your lunchtime sandwich on wholegrain bread.
Whole Grain Week
Whole Grain Week, from 13 to 19 November, celebrates the benefits of wholegrains for the whole family.
More information: www.glnc.org.au