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Did you know?

Canada's new Food Guide recommends that you make at least half of your grain product choices whole grain each day. Whole grains are a source of fibre and typically are low in fat. A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to have a number of health benefits and may help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Read more at http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/whole-grain-entiers-eng.php

Why are whole grains so important?

Research shows that people who eat more whole grains may have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and some cancers. Whole grains include all three parts of the kernel and are higher in fibre, vitamins and minerals when compared to refined grains and enriched grains. You receive the greatest health benefit from eating whole grains.

Read more at http://www.eatrightontario.ca/en/viewdocument.aspx?id=39#important

Wheat

One of the World's Healthiest Foods: Rye

Although most of us think "whole wheat" when we think of fibre, foods made from whole rye not only have a rich, hearty taste, but also provide numerous health benefits. Rye is an excellent source of fibre, a kind of fibre that has very good water-binding capacity. This means that rye bread helps make you feel fuller than other grains. Rye is also a rich source of magnesium.

Read more: http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=65

Grains and bread

What are whole grains?

Grains are the seeds of certain plants. The seed, or kernel, is made up of three parts: the bran, the endosperm and the germ - all of which contain valuable nutrients that play an important role in your diet. There are many types of grains, including cereal grains such as wheat, rice, oats, barley, corn, wild rice, and rye, as well as pseudocereals such as quinoa and buckwheat. These grains can be either whole or refined.

How do I know if a product is made with whole grains?

Look for the word "whole grain" on the label and in the ingredient list. Many foods containing whole grains will have the words "whole grain" followed by the name of the grain as one of the first ingredients. Products labeled with the words "multigrain," and "organic" are not necessarily whole grain - the flour or grains in the products may be made with or consist of little or no whole grains.

Additional Resources

Canada's Food Guide

http://www.gov.ns.ca/hpp/publications/CanadaFoodGuidearticle_Mar07.pdf

The Importance of Fibre in our diet

http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/site/c.pvI3IeNWJwE/b.3581949/k.58AF/Fibre_whole_grains_and_carbohydrates.htm

The Whole Grains Council

The Whole Grains Council assists consumers in finding whole grain foods and understand their health benefits; helps manufacturers create delicious whole grain products; and helps the media write accurate, compelling stories about whole grains.

http://www.wholegrainscouncil.org/


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