So it seems that all this promotion and advertising about wholegrains really is true.
The latest edition of “Circulation”, the journal of the American Heart Association includes an article about recent research showing one of the benefits of consuming high levels of wholegrains
The research was on 14 studies with over 780,000 participants.
The overall finding was that the higher the consumption of wholegrains the lower the risk of death from heart disease.
Australian Heart Foundation spokesperson for Nutrition, Beth Thomas, said; “In the findings, high vs low intake consistently linked to better health outcomes with a 28 per cent reduction in cardiovascular disease mortality. The way in which wholegrains appears to improve health include reducing blood glucose levels and blood cholesterol levels (total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol), lowering body fat percentage and increasing intake of minerals, antioxidants and fibre.”
So a wholegrain is a grain or flour which includes the endosperm, germ and bran.
Wholegrain is now appearing everywhere, in many foods.