Arterosil HP Chief Science Officer: American Consumers May Jeopardize Health by Trusting "Whole Grain" Labeling
Arterosil HP Chief Science Officer and Registered Dietitian Nathalie Chevreau refers to a new Harvard study revealing that many “whole grain” products contain high ratios of carbohydrates to fiber and are not necessarily healthy.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) January 21, 2013
A recent study by the Harvard School of Public Health indicates that consumers may be putting their health in jeopardy when they choose grain products that bear “whole grain” labels or the Whole Grain Council's yellow Whole Grain stamp.
In light of this new research, Arterosil HP Chief Science Officer Nathalie Chevreau, PhD, R.D., urges consumers to be mindful that products listing “whole grain” as their first ingredient may not be as healthy as they think.
“Consumers should avoid loading their shopping carts with what they think are health-conscious products based on a “whole grain” label alone,” said Chevreau. “This label has been proven to be a near-meaningless term. “
The results of the study show that the healthiest whole-grain products are those with a carbohydrate-to-fiber ratio of 10 to 1 or less. For example, a slice of bread that has 16 grams of total carbohydrates and 2 grams of fiber would make the ratio equal to 8.
“Consumers should use this indicator to ensure they are not misled into eating a food that is high in carbohydrates,” said Chevreau. “It's the best way to tell from the label that a food is high in good fibers and low in trans-fats.”
The study supports the American Heart Association's goals for cardiovascular health, which recommend eating three one-ounce servings of fiber-rich whole grains per day as defined by the ratio of total carbohydrates to fiber follows the 10-to-1 guideline.
“Unfortunately, with current labeling standards, it can be difficult for the average consumer to determine whether a grain product follows the 10-to-1 ratio,” said Chevreau.
Bagels, breads, cookies, and other foods that are labeled “whole grain” may also contain large amounts of refined ingredients or carbohydrate fillers, such as inulin and maltodextrin, which do not occur naturally in whole grains but come from other sources. In short, Chevreau says to “look closely and don't misread marketing seals to mean more than they actually do.”
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