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Food and Nutrition

Grain Products

Canada's Food Guide

Did you know that grain products, particularly whole grains, are a source of fibre and are typically low in fat? Fibre rich foods can help you feel full and satisfied. A diet rich in whole grains may also help reduce the risk of heart disease.

To eat well, start by following these easy tips from Canada's Food Guide:

  • Make at least half of your grain products whole grain each day.
  • Eat a variety of whole grains such as barley, brown rice, oats, and quinoa and wild rice.
  • Enjoy whole grain breads, oatmeal and whole wheat pasta.

  • Choose grain products that are low in fat, sugar or salt.
  • Compare the Nutrition Facts table on labels to make wise choices.
  • Enjoy the true taste of grain products. When adding sauces or spreads, use small amounts.

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