Sanitarium Health Food Company is committed to producing nutritious foods to help people experience happy healthy lives and has championed the goodness of wholegrains since it started making Weet-Bix in 1928.
We take care to ensure the foods we make meet our healthy foods policy designed to ensure our products not only taste good but are good for you. This means we believe it’s important to look at the health credentials of the whole product– not just a part of it. We seek to base our products on nature’s whole plant foods – wholegrains, fruits, nuts, and seeds - creating foods full of wholesome goodness.
Sanitarium is increasingly focused on providing people with whole foods. We minimise the processing of ingredients as much as possible, but when we have to, we do so to increase the availability of the ingredient’s natural nutrition.
The Goodness of Wholegrains
Sanitarium promotes the daily consumption of wholegrains as part of a healthy eating plan. To ensure you gain the best nature has to offer, we recommend your eating plan includes 48 grams of wholegrains each day. If you include a minimum of two serves of wholegrain foods each day, it is relatively easy to meet your daily target for wholegrains. For example, enjoy a wholegrain cereal for breakfast and a wholegrain sandwich for lunch.
Research shows that wholegrains improve health and wellbeing and may:
• Protect against heart disease and stroke.
• Assist with weight control.
• Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
• Improve bowel health & regularity.
• Lower cholesterol and blood pressure.
• Protect against certain cancers.
• Provide essential nutrients such as fibre, folate, vitamin E, magnesium, B vitamins, zinc and antioxidants.
For more information about Sanitarium breakfast cereals and their nutritional content go to www.sanitarium.com.au/wholegrain