A recently published Harvard study has shown that eating more whole grains can potentailly extend your life through lowering you risk of major chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease.
This doesn’t include your refined grains like white rice and those used to make white flour. ‘The reason whole grains are so much healthier than the refined grains used to make white flour and white rice is because they’re not stripped of their bran and germ. According to the Whole Grains Council, without the bran and germ, about 25% of a grain’s protein is lost, along with at least 17 key nutrients’.
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