Researchers in Denmark find there are significant benefits to switching from refined grains to whole grains
Copenhagen, Denmark – A study headed by the National Food Institute at the Technical University of Denmark has found several reasons why consumers should include whole grains in their diets.
In an article (“Several reasons why whole grains are healthy,” published on Nov. 2, 2017 by Miriam Meister), the National Food Institute says researchers from various departments looked at consumers who swapped their refined grain products, such as white bread and pasta, for whole grain versions.
The study included 50 adults who were at risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
What the researchers found was “that the participants had less inflammation in their bodies when eating whole grains,” especially with rye.
Participants also ate less overall. This is “presumably because whole grain consumption causes satiety. While eating the whole grain diet, participants have generally lost weight.”
The researchers add that what effects whole grains have on gut bacteria composition warrant further study.
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