Living an active lifestyle can be a challenge, especially for busy Singaporeans. The Singapore Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that a healthy adult engage in at least 150-300 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity in a week. Of course, physical activities should be combined with a healthy diet for optimal results. The Health Promotion Board promotes a holistic approach to leading a healthy lifestyle. This includes staying physically active while maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. However, for many city dwellers, this is easier said than done. For one, planning and preparing meals from scratch takes up time and energy, especially if it’s a classic Singaporean meal of rice and accompanying dishes. To save time, you can simply replace rice with Gardenia’s new Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf to have an easy, fuss-free meal.
Gardenia’s Nutri-Ace range of products are created for Singaporeans who want to ACE their health through daily choices and habits. To make it simpler for consumers to remember, just incorporate ACE into your lifestyle, which stands for “ctive Lifestyle, hoose Wholegrains and at Healthier” to have a healthier you!
In this article, we will explore the numerous benefits and convenience of incorporating Gardenia’s Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf into your daily routine to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
1. Achieving a Healthier and Active Lifestyle: Is it Easier Said Than Done?
With the hustle and bustle of city life, finding the time and motivation to engage in regular exercise can seem like an uphill battle. However, one way to optimise your physical performance and make your active lifestyle more manageable is by consuming enough healthy carbohydrates, particularly complex carbohydrates (carbs), such as wholegrains.
Complex carbs provide the energy required for resistance training to maximise muscle growth. Muscle mass decreases approximately 3 to 8 percent per decade after the age of 30 and this rate of decline is even higher after the age of 60. This involuntary loss of muscle mass, strength, and function is a fundamental cause of and contributor to disability in older people.
When you consume Gardenia Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf, you are fuelling your body with the right kind of carbohydrates. The complex carbs provide a slow release of energy (sustained energy), ensuring that you have the stamina to power through your workouts. Whether it’s jogging in the park, weight training at the gym, or participating in group fitness classes, Gardenia Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf will provide the sustained energy your body needs to perform at its best.
2. Why Choose Sprouted Grains?
Choosing the right type of grains is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Whole grains, such as those found in Gardenia Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf, offer numerous benefits. In our previous blog, we talked about how the sprouting process changes the nutritional profile of whole grains, making them more bioavailable.
Let’s revisit the benefits of sprouted grains:
- Sprouted grains are more nutrient-dense and gentler on the digestive system, reducing discomfort and preventing constipation. This is particularly beneficial for older Singaporeans with digestive issues.
- Contains higher levels of nutrients such as folate, protein, and antioxidants, compared to their unsprouted counterparts.
- Sprouting starts the process of breaking wholegrains down to make them more digestible, and for nutrients to be easily absorbed into the bloodstream.
- The sprouting process breaks down starch in the grains, lowering simple carbohydrate content. This is beneficial for weight-conscious consumers.
- Sprouted grains absorb water during the sprouting process, making them lower in calories than wholegrains. Therefore, bread baked from sprouted grains is ideal for those looking to lose weight.
In contrast, refined grains and sugars can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes, leading to energy slumps and cravings for unhealthy snacks, resulting in weight gain. By choosing Gardenia’s new Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf, you will be fuelling your body with complex carbohydrates that promote sustained energy levels and help you avoid the pitfalls of sugar-laden snacks.
In addition to their energy benefits, sprouted grains are rich in dietary fibre. Fibre aids in digestion, helps regulate blood sugar levels, and promotes overall digestive health.
3. Eat Healthier: Cut White Rice, Choose Wholemeal
White rice is the staple food for Singaporeans of most ethnicities. However, white rice has been found to overload our bodies with blood sugar, heightening our risk of diabetes. In addition, white rice lacks the nutritional value provided by whole grains.
By replacing white rice with wholemeal bread, you can make a simple yet impactful change in your daily dietary habits.
One of the key advantages of choosing wholemeal bread is its convenience. Gardenia’s Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf allows you to prepare a nutritious meal in minutes, ensuring you can eat healthily even when time is limited. Whether you’re making sandwiches, toasting it for breakfast, or using it as a base for avocado toast, Gardenia Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf offers versatility without compromising taste. Every bite of Gardenia’s new loaf is a delightful experience, making it easier to stick to your healthy eating goals.
Fuel your active lifestyle with Gardenia Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf! By consuming carbohydrates from sprouted grains, you will have the endurance and energy required for daily physical activities. The unique sprouting process also ensures sustained energy levels and helps you steer clear of unhealthy sugar-laden snacks.
Furthermore, Gardenia Nutri-Ace Sprouted Soft Grain 100% Wholemeal Loaf offers the convenience of quick and easy meals without compromising taste. Make the switch today and experience the positive impact which this sprouted loaf can complement your active lifestyle. Fuel your body with the best, and enjoy the journey to a healthier, more vibrant you to ace your everyday life!
(Note: Before making any significant dietary changes due to specific health concerns, it is always advisable to consult a healthcare professional.)