Here's why it's a good idea to put plenty of whole grains in you and your family's diets, plus where to find them in Dubai
What does it do? The more whole grains you eat, the more you reduce the risk of gaining weight as they deliver important nutrients. Make sure the whole family gets a good intake as they contain fibre, anti-oxidants, Vitamins B and E, minerals, carbohydrates, proteins, magnesium and essentials fats. People who regularly eat whole grains have a higher nutrient intake and a better quality of diet according to research.
How much should we eat? Experts suggest eating three 48g servings per day. What to eat Whole grain cereal - Eating this for breakfast provides up to 50 per cent of whole grain intake for many European countries and it’s the main bulk of how children in the United States get their whole grain.
Throw in some dates, nuts and other fruit to help youngsters enjoy filling up on whole grains.
Wholemeal bread – Toast anyone? Spread something fun on to help it go down a little easier. Even someone with the highest opposition to brown bread won’t be able to resist Nutella or jam with chunky pieces of fruit.
The same works with whole grain crackers, wholemeal pitta or even stirring some into porridge oats.
Other supermarket buys that contain whole grain are popcorn, bulghur, brown rice and brown pasta.
Tike, the new Turkish restaurant at The Walk on JBR does a great fried bulghur kofta (a boiled version of this recipe is also available). They’re generously dusted with pistachio, giving them an extra dimension of delicious flavour.
Remember when dining at places such as Chez Sushi you can opt for brown rice.