Many nutritionists recommend eating whole grains. However, many individuals are not clear as to why they should consume more whole grains. This week, Mint Nutrition Clinic is focusing on whole grains and all their health benefits.
Whole Grains: The Facts
Whole grains are recommended because they are less processed and lower on the glycemic index. This means that they don't raise blood glucose levels as fast. Therefore, this also reduces insulin levels in the body. These factors lead to a lower risk of developing diabetes.
Also, whole grains are high in fiber and other nutrients. Since they are not as processed as white flour, white rice, etc. They retain their nutritional value slightly better than high processed carbohydrates.
Lastly, whole grains can reduce our appetite and increase satiety hormones. Therefore, individuals may lose weight while eating a diet rich in whole grains and fruits/vegetables.
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