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Here's The Skinny On Whole Grains

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    Here's The Skinny On Whole Grains

  • Women are leading the charge in whole grain snacking. Market research shows that women, particularly between the age of 18 and 34, are opting for multi grains over traditional snacks.

  • 49% of consumers indicate they usually or always opt for whole grain products in the grocery store, restaurant or fast food outlets.

  • Whole grains contain essential vitamins and minerals and give you the carbohydrate fuel your body needs for energy.

  • Whole grains deliver dietary fibre and protective components that have a positive impact on overall health.

  • Whole grains contain antioxidants and phyto-chemicals that protect against heart disease.

  • The fibre in whole grains has been linked to reducing the risk of other serious ailments including breast and colon cancer.

A Snack For You

Here's a mouthwatering, whole grain treat, courtesy of Quaker:

  • Choose a whole grain corn, or rice cake, like Quaker Crispy Wholegrain Cakes. Top with a little cheese, tuna, peanut butter or sardines to add protein power. Toppings are also delicious with crackers, pretzels and crisp breads.

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