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The Benefits of Whole Grains

Lately we have heard a lot of how consuming whole grains has great benefits for our health. There are a lot products that contain these whole grains that have recently reached the supermarkets, but, what are the real benefits? Do we really need to consume whole grains? Whole grains are rich in omega, vitamins and minerals as well as essential nutrients, folic acid and fiber. They also provide us with a lot of energy in the from of carbohydrates and proteins.

Here are some of the proven benefits of eating whole grains every day:

  • Reduced risk of cardiac diseases by lowering cholesterol levels and blood pressure
  • Reduced risk of colorectal cancer
  • Reduced risk of stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, asthma, and other inflammatory diseases
  • Reduced blood glucose in people with diabetes
  • Better digestion, preventing constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain
  • Improved weight loss & control
  • Healthier blood pressure levels
  • Less gum disease and tooth loss
  • Excellent source of fiber, which reduces LDL or "bad" cholesterol
  • Lower cholesterol that leads to heart disease
  • Increased satiation, making you feel fuller by eating less
  • Deliver calcium, in some cases, which strengthen bones
  • Some also contain Vitamin C, which boosts your immune system
  • Good source of B Vitamins, which help regulate metabolism
  • Deliver essential minerals, including iron to prevent anemia and circulate oxygen throughout your body, magnesium for bones, selenium to protect against oxidation, and zinc for your immune system
  • Contain Resistant Starch, burning more fat, increasing your satiation hormones, regulating insulin, and lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels
  • Longer life, and we all want that
  • And they taste delicious!
Whether you do it because you have set your mind to lose a few extra pounds, or because it is about time to start a healthier lifestyle, it is fair to say that you will be able to tell some of the benefits in your health as soon as you start adding whole grains to your everyday diet.

It’s Easy!

It takes nothing but little changes to our shopping habits to start acquiring a healthier lifestyle: buying wheat pasta instead of regular pasta, adding some oats to your early morning shakes or fruit salads, start cooking with brown rice and change to whole grain bread. These are only a few ideas that can help you getting started in achieving your health goals.

Fresh Bread in Newton Centre, MA

If you have your mind set already and are looking for more delicious healthy options to add to your menu, come to Great Harvest Bread Co. in Newton Centre, MA. We have a great whole grain bread variety available for you. Great Harvest breads contain whole grains that will fulfill your health needs. Call 617-928-1162 and find out today’s menu.
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