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Quick Tip – Is It Wholegrain?

Is It Wholegrain - Pro:Kinesis Personal Training, High WycombeWe’ve known for a long time that whole grain foods are nutritionally better for us than non whole grain products, by reducing the risk factors associated with Type II Diabetes and Cardiovascular (Heart) Disease. However it can sometimes be difficult to tell what is whole grain and what isn’t.

Many people assume that if it’s brown (bread, pasta, rice etc), then it must be whole grain, but this simply isn’t the case. Even to the extent that some food manufacturers use dyes and additives to colour the food brown, trying to make it look healthy and wholegrain. Even where this sleight of hand hasn’t been used, being brown still doesn’t mean it’s whole grain. Make sure you always read the food label or ingredient list looking for the words; whole grain, whole wheat or whole meal.