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The benefits of whole grains for building muscle

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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