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6 - Cereals Grains Breads & Starches

6 - Cereals Grains Breads & Starches - dietary...

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Feb 1 – 3, 2010 Canada’s Food Guide recommends 6-8 servings of grain products daily (bread, rice, cereal, pasta). These foods represent an excellent source of dietary fibre and energy Whole grain = the entire kernel (ex. oat) Whole wheat flour = majority of grain without the germ (therefore no polyunsaturated fats lower shelf life) Grinding of flour will have cellulose in flour
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Unformatted text preview: dietary fibre • Grains & oilseeds are also a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids • Ex. corn, soy bean, canola, sesame are good sources, flax • Main fatty acids: omega 3 (linolenic acid, DHA) and omega 6 (i.e. linoleic acid) • Carbohydrates: sugars, starches. And fibre • Supply between 35-45% of total calories in average North American diet • Simple carbohydrates • Complex carbohydrates •...
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