You may think white bread, rice and pasta are tastier and more convenient, but these processed grains aren’t doing your health any good. Instead, choose whole grains – they offer you a host of health benefits, unlike processed grains, which have less nutritional value.
Whole grains are a rich source of many important nutrients, including fibre, protein, iron, B vitamins, vitamin E and omega-3 fats. They help you feel fuller for longer, so you snack less, and may help you maintain a healthy body weight.
Research also suggests that if you regularly eat whole grains as part of a balanced diet, your risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer may be reduced.
So, to make really tasty, healthy meals, pick from a wide variety of whole grains, including:
To make the switch to whole grains for good, try: