Health Benefits of whole grains• Low Glycemic index of wholegrain slows down the process of digestion giving a feeling of satiation for a longer period. Thus help reduce the hunger pangs and obesity and also makes it a good choice for diabetics, as it stabilizes the blood-glucose levels.
• High fiber contents in it make the stool bulky and help in easy excretion, relieving constipation. Also helps reduce the cholesterol levels by absorbing the LDLs (bad) cholesterol from the blood stream.
• Minerals and vitamins present in wholegrain provides immunity against cancer, high-blood pressure and many heart ailments.
Consuming an average of 2.5 servings of whole grains each day is associated with a 21 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared to consuming only 0.2 servings," said Philip Mellen, M.D., lead author and an assistant professor of internal medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.( Source:-http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/05/07)
Consumers should look for "100 percent whole grain" on food labels.