Eat more whole grains to reduce CVD, total mortality risk

January 6, 2015 11:16 AM

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Eat more whole grains to reduce CVD, total mortality risk

Grains are made up of three parts: the bran layers, germ and endosperm. Refined grains often have the bran layers and germ removed, while whole grains contain all three elements. Foods that contain whole grains include whole-wheat flour, oatmeal, cornmeal, bulgur and brown rice.

In general, whole grains are thought to be better for health than refined grains. As part of a healthy diet, whole grains have been associated with reduced blood cholesterol and improved weight maintenance.

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