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The benefits of whole grain intake

Study warns that almost a fifth of us still not eating any whole grains
Experts at Newcastle University are calling for the introduction of guidelines around the amount of whole grains we should be eating after it was revealed almost one in five of us are not eating any at all.
The findings, published today in the British Journal of Nutrition, led by Professor Chris Seal and PhD student Kay Mann – are calling for the introduction of recommended daily amounts of whole grain similar to the US and Denmark show that 70 per cent of us are not eating the minimum recommended levels of whole grains – equivalent to three slices of wholemeal bread – for them to have a beneficial effect on our health. Read more