A study conducted at the Harvard Public School of Health has discovered just how important a diet of whole grains and cereal fibre can be for your health.
As well as a significant reduction in obesity, a diet high in whole grains can reduce the risk of premature death from chronic diseases including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.
According to the Whole Grains Council, whole grains contain all the essential parts and nutrients of an entire grain seed. These include dietary fibre, and other nutrients such as antioxidants and minerals.
Even if the grain has been processed (cooked, crushed or cracked) the whole grain food product still contains the same balance of nutrients as the original seed.
Typical sources of whole grains include wheat, rice, oats and cereal fibre such as barley and millet.
Researchers at the Harvard Public School of Health believe the cereal fibre may have protective elements thanks to its anti-inflammatory...