Parents – raise your hand if you feel my pain. Serving up healthy, nutritious, well-balanced meals for our families each day is one thing. Not having said meals brutally rejected by at least one member of the family is an entirely different thing! But what can you do to ensure your kids are eating enough wholegrains?
Wholegrains. We know that they are tiny but fierce nutritional superheroes that can really pack a punch when it comes to improving our health. In fact, each day there is more and more evidence of the positive impact that wholegrains can have on our heart health, and our digestive health. But what is it that makes a wholegrain ‘whole’?
Barley is the oldest grain that people been known to cultivate – it has been known by Pre-Christian cultures as ‘The Holy Grain’. It was a staple in the diet of the ancient gladiators in Rome and its Legionnaires , and is referenced in the bible that ‘It was with five barley loaves and two fishes that our Lord fed the five thousand’ (John 6: 9-10).