Assorment of different types of wholegrains

Going grocery shopping? Look for the Healthier Choice Symbol, which tells you what food products are healthier and helps you make smarter choices.

The “Higher in Wholegrains” variant is especially helpful when you’re shopping for staples like rice, noodles, bread and cereal.

Food products that carry this tagline contain at least 20 percent more wholegrains than similar products without it.

Related: Whole Grains—The Wise Choice!

But what’s so great about wholegrains anyway?

For one, the high fibre content in wholegrain foods helps keep bowel movements regular and smooth! Weight watchers will also love how the insoluble fibre adds bulk to their diet, keeping them fuller for a longer time.

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Benefits extend beyond our digestive system. The vitamins and minerals in wholegrain, such as vitamin E and selenium, lower the risk of heart disease by preventing blood vessel damage.

Good news for diabetics, too: eating wholegrains can help control blood sugar levels.

Related: Why are Wholegrains Good for Diabetes?

So where can you find the “Higher in Wholegrains” tagline? Look for products such as brown rice, brown rice bee hoon, wholemeal breads and noodles at the supermarket.

These items contain more wholesome wholegrains, and are healthier, nutrient-rich substitutes for refined grain products like white rice or white bread.

Remember, the next time you’re out grocery shopping, see if you can spot products that carry the “Higher in Wholegrains” Healthier Choice Symbol variant to get your dose of wholesome wholegrains.

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