Posted by Aston Avery

Less than 0.1% of UK hitting dietary requirements

Today is International Whole Grain Day and new research has revealed a worrying gap in the public’s knowledge of their dietary requirements.

The study of over 2,000 UK adults has revealed that almost 3 in 5 (57%) people believe they are planning their meals in accordance with healthy eating recommendations from the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (previously Public Health England), despite the fact previous studies have shown a tiny 0.1% of us are actually meeting those recommendations daily, including a huge 91% of people who are failing to meet their daily recommended intake of fibre.

The survey also found that people were choosing to eat wholegrain alternatives (54%), such as brown rice, wholegrain pasta, bread and cereals. However as a nation we’re still not eating enough of these foods which is one of the reasons for the shortfall in our fibre intake.

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