Category Archives: Whole Grains

The Benefits of Whole Grains

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Good Carb, Bad Carb

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Whole Grains Reduce Risk of Heart Attack

The currently accepted definition of a whole grain is a cereal grain for consumption that retains its original plant form. In this respect, the cereal retains its original composition of fibre, micro nutrients and starch. Refined grains undergo a manufacturing … Continue reading

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Whole Grains: The Latest Science

Interest in whole grains has increased in recent years largely because of empirical data showing a number of health benefits in those that consumes them. Whole grains are defined as cereal grains that retain their original plant composition, such that … Continue reading

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More Benefits for High Fibre Diets?

Fibre is a heterogeneous group of non-digestible carbohydrates that show beneficial health effects. Broadly fibre is divided into soluble and insoluble fibre types, but in reality these groups do not accurately describe the wide variety of dietary fibres frequently ingested … Continue reading

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Whole Grains Lower Blood Cholesterol

Whole grains are cereal grains that contain the original material found in whole unprocessed plants. This includes all the fibre, vitamins and minerals. In contrast, refined grains are processed during manufacture and some of the germ and most of the … Continue reading

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Food Patterns Associated with Metabolic Syndrome: The Low Fibre Diet

Poor quality food is a significant driver of insulin resistance, which in turn increases the risk of developing the metabolic syndrome. It is the development of the metabolic syndrome that is the cause of the obesity disease that we currently … Continue reading

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Antioxidants in Whole Grain Cereals

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Whole Grains: A good Source of Antioxidants and Fibre

Whole grain consumption is associated with improved healthy. Consistently it has been shown that those with the highest whole grain intakes are the least likely to be obese, suffer from cardiovascular disease, or have blood sugar problems. The reason that … Continue reading

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Whole Grains: Cardioprotective

Whole grains are defined as food products derived from cereal grains that retain their original bran, germ and endosperm levels. Refined grains have most of the bran and germ layers removed to leave just the starchy endosperm. As the bran … Continue reading

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