NAWG Statement to The View on Wheat Nutrition

September 11, 2012 Bookmark and Share

The following is National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG’s) statement to The View regarding Wheat Belly claims discussed during the Sept. 11, 2012, episode:

“Humans have been growing and eating wheat for thousands of years, and the assertion that wheat’s nutritional value has been changed is patently untrue.

“Eliminating wheat foods means eliminating an important source of healthful nutrients that are vital to our bodies functioning properly, like fiber, iron, B vitamins, antioxidants, and folic acid, which is especially important to women of childbearing age.”

For more factual information about wheat and wheat nutrition, we recommend visiting our sister associations the Grain Foods Foundation and the Wheat Foods Council, or our nutrition website page.