The Greatness of Whole Grains

Updated:Apr 14,2014

Wondering what’s the big fuss about whole grains? Science has the answer. Including whole grains in your diet is a great way to clean your arteries of fats, and they keep you feeling full so you avoid over eating.

You might have heard that a diet high in fruits and vegetables will help you become healthier. Whole grains can also help you get there. So try adding whole grains to your diet, it’s not a fad, it’s science.

Studies* show that eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of:

According to recent studies* whole grains also:
  • Reduce risk of asthma
  • Helps you have healthier carotid arteries.
  • Reduces risk of inflammatory disease.
  • Decreases risk for colorectal cancer.
  • Helps you achieve a healthy blood pressure.
  • Also decreases gum disease and tooth loss.
On your next shopping trip, start looking for whole grains so you can transition your family from refined grains. Try this heart healthy recipe for brown rice and lentil burgers that’s packed with whole grains.

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*http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/what-are-the-health-benefits


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