Incorporating grain-based foods with proteins like meats, cheeses and yogurt opens up a whole new way to snack. These mix-and-match products can be found for all dayparts. According to Information Resources, Inc., refrigerated meat, cheese, cracker and dessert snacks’ dollar sales were up 13% for the year ended June 10, 2018. According to the International Food Information Council Foundation’s 2018 Food & Health Survey, 83% of Americans perceive fiber to be healthy, 80% said the same about whole grains, and 73% shared that sentiment toward plant-based protein.
Lightbulb Moment: Grains have been cast as a Villain by players who cannot promote their “Diet” as Savior without denouncing either a single food or entire categories of foods. Grains are not the boogie man, only fear and ignorance are – pay attention to clinical health research and you will succeed with the alliances that lay before you involving grains.