27 Nov '16, 6am

Here's how to easily eat more of this health-boosting carbohydrate.

Here's how to easily eat more of this health-boosting carbohydrate.

It really does make a difference if you skimp on whole grains. A recent meta-analysis report looked at numerous studies that examined the relationship between whole grain intake and chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer, and death. The study found that whole grain intake was associated with a reduced risk of many of these chronic conditions, as well as infectious diseases, respiratory illness, and diabetes. Consuming three servings of whole grains per day (90 g per day) reduced the relative risk of coronary heart disease by 19 percent, cardiovascular disease by 22 percent, cancer by 15 percent, and death by 17 percent. And having up to seven and a half servings per day (225 g per day) resulted in an even greater reduced risk of these chronic diseases and death. These health benefits are likely attributed to the nutrients found in the germ and bran. Fiber ...

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