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The Goodness of Whole Grains

Whole grains are rich in nutrients and a good source of calcium and fibre. People who eat whole grains which are low in fat and cholesterol are less likely to experience chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes. Additionally, a healthy diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables may help to reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer.

Ryza is the first non-dairy product to qualify for the Whole Grains Council’s stamp of approval. A wholesome, nutritious choice for your healthy lifestyle, Ryza is made with the natural whole grains of brown rice – not milled or polished – to retain all of the natural oils, vitamins and minerals of the entire grain.

Ryza contains 1 full serving of whole grains (16g) in every cup. As the Canada Food Guide suggests that for adults, half of the recommended 6-8 servings of grains per day be whole grains, consuming Ryza is an easy way to achieve your daily intake of whole grains. It tastes great as a refreshing beverage poured straight from the carton or can be substituted for milk or water in most recipes.

Good Carbohydrates vs. Bad Carbohydrates

Knowledge is power. When it comes to food choices, being armed with accurate information enables you to make sensible decisions that will power your mind and body.

Unfortunately, fad diets have given carbohydrates a bad reputation. The truth is carbohydrates are essential to a person’s diet because they provide energy to the body. The key is to know which type of carbohydrate to consume.

Unrefined carbohydrates, typically referred to as good cards, can be sourced from a variety of foods ranging from whole grains to fruits and legumes. Good carbs are a source of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They also help to stabilize blood sugar levels and promote healthy weight. Include good carbs in your diet.

Refined carbohydrates, known as bad carbs, are found in processed foods like white bread where the bran (fibre) has been stripped from the grain, as well as in candies, chocolates and cookies, which are loaded with added sugar. Bad carbs cause blood sugar to spike resulting in hunger, which can lead to weight gain. Reduce or eliminate your intake of bad carbs.

Ryza is a source of good carbohydrates and is a convenient whole grain solution.

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