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The benefits of whole grains for building muscle

What can whole grains do for muscle mass?

The benefits of whole grains for building muscle

According to the Australian Grains & Legumes Nutrition Council, most men do not receive nearly two-thirds of their daily recommended intake of whole grain foods.

5 Essential Nutrients in Grains

  • Protein for muscle building and strength. Whole wheat and oats are 11 per cent protein, a great addition to other protein sources.
  • Zinc for maintaining muscles.
  • Magnesium for effective muscles repair and to release the energy from foods.
  • B Vitamins to improve energy, help fight fatigue and maintain a healthy mind in terms of concentration, learning, memory and reasoning.
  • Fibre for good gut health

Top 3 Benefits of Whole Grains

  • Nutrient Powerhouse – whole grains contain more than 26 nutrients and phytonutrients, which help nourish the body and promote wellbeing.
  • Low GI benefit – eating a variety of whole grains lowers the overall glycaemic index of your diet, which helps to keep you fuller for longer.
  • Fibre Boost – grain foods are Australia’s leading source of fibre, which is proven to be effecting in preventing excess weight gain.
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