Eat more whole grains Oats and barley may be especially beneficial Increased consumption of whole grains predicts reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, and certain cancers. The presence of dietary fiber, antioxidants, and phytochemicals in whole grains may account for their health-promoting properties. Researchers at Harvard studied the health benefits of selected…more
What Exactly Are Whole Grains and Whole Grain Foods?
Confused about what these terms mean? What to look for in a bread label In 1999, the Whole Grains Working Group of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International defined “whole grains” as “intact, ground, cracked or flaked fruit of the grain whose principal components, the starchy endosperm, germ and bran, are present in the…more