5 Reasons to Love Whole Grains!

08 February 2015
What do you mean you’ve never tried products made with whole grains!? Well, you better get on board the train, and here’s why!
 
1. Safeguard your heart: All the research agrees that eating whole grains 4 to 5 times a day reduces levels of C-reactive protein, or CRP, a protein produced by the liver, which contributes to artery hardening, and can later lead to heart attack.
 
2. Loose fat: If you eat a diet rich in whole grains you’ll find it a whole lot easier to maintain a healthy weight. Whole grains are low in fat and high in vitamins and nutrients, as well as complex carbohydrates, which keep you fuller longer. No more nighttime visits to the fridge! If that doesn’t scream weight control, what does!?
 
3. Lower blood sugar levels: If you’re already on board the whole grain train, then you are part of the 38% of people who are less likely to suffer from diabetes. Foods made of whole grains help keep blood sugar and insulin levels in check.
 
4. Maintain a healthy GI tract: Barley and oats are made up of soluble fiber, while wheat and rye are made up of non-soluble fiber. Both categories have a dynamic role in the proper functioning of the human GI tract, so be sure to eat both kinds to keep everything moving smoothly.
 
5. Keep cancer at bay: The substance Inositol Pentakispospate , or IPP, which is present in whole grains, has been found to suppress an enzyme which promotes the growth of cancer cells and strengthens the effect of drugs used to treat lung and ovarian cancers.
 
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