Brendon Cant brendon at iinet.net.au
Wed Nov 15 01:35:52 CET 2006

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While grain provides an uncertain livelihood for approximately 6000 WA
growers, it certainly provides a myriad of health benefits for consumers.


The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is a foundation
member of Go Grains Health and Nutrition Ltd, which reports that a diet
containing grain products can help reduce the risk of heart disease, type
two diabetes and some cancers and can assist with weight management.


Go Grains, the leading independent Australian grain foods nutrition
authority, was established in 1998 as a joint initiative of the GRDC and BRI
Australia. It is now a membership-based organisation with members from
across the value chain.


A diet rich in cereals promotes good health, with Go Grains reporting that
research shows people who regularly eat foods made from grains and pulses
have a lower risk of ‘lifestyle’ conditions such as heart disease and
diabetes, due to the many protective ‘phytochemicals’ in grains and pulses.


Trish Griffiths, Go Grains Executive Manager, said research even supports
the view that, contrary to popular opinion, a high carbohydrate diet may
help shed weight equally as well as a high protein diet.


Of course, diet and activity have a combined effect on weight and provided
people burn what they consume, calories won’t add to their weight.


Go Grains provides nutrition and health professionals, educators,
journalists, food manufacturers, growers and the general public, with
scientific information about the health benefits of a diet rich in
Australian grains and pulses.


Ms Griffiths added that Go Grains is a unique resource that bridges the
total food production chain – from paddock and mill to dinner plate.


Go Grains enables the grain industry to contribute to the consumer debate
about health and nutrition, with the potential to increase domestic demand
for grains and pulses, with flow-on benefits for growers, the community and
the economy.


An excellent tool to help dispel common myths, the Go Grains website
HYPERLINK "http://www.gograins.com.au/"www.gograins.com.au is also a rich
source of scientifically proven nutritional data.


The Crop Doctor is GRDC Managing Director, Peter Reading, Tel 02 6272 5525

Further Information: Trish Griffiths, Tel 02 9888 9600

GRDC REF: CDOct065.doc/de Majnik

Brendon Cant & Associates
Public Relations & Marketing 
Suite 5
4 Gugeri St
Claremont WA 6010
Tel 08 9384 1122


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