Whole grain sales have increased 17% in the last year according to the Packaged Facts market research firm. Diets rich in whole grains are linked to numerous benefits, such as decreased heart disease risk, improved digestive health, and reduction in cancer. Retail sales hit $5 billion in 2008 and anticipated to reach $6 billion by 2013.
Fortunately, this appears to be a new trend that is not a short term “fad”!
Great sources of whole grains include:
100% whole wheat bread
Whole wheat pasta
Whole grain cereal
You can learn more about how to use dietary fiber to reduce heart disease risk here
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight