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When you reach for that bowl of whole grain cereal or a slice of whole grain bread, consider the health benefits. Those who eat whole grains as part of their diet are at a reduced risk for some chronic conditions. This is because they contain nutrients that are vital to optimal health, and that includes how well our bodies function.
What Makes Whole Grains Beneficial to Your Health?
Grains have fiber, thiamin, folate, iron, selenium, riboflavin, magnesium and niacin.
Additional benefits include:
How Much Whole Grains Do You Need, and by How Much Are Your Risks Reduced?
Getting at least one serving of whole grains per day — from wheat, rice, oats, rye, corn, barley, sorghum, spelt or quinoa — may be enough to reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases, but according to the Whole Grains Council, consuming at least three servings a day is even better. While percentages may vary, studies show that by making whole grains part of your daily diet, you can reduce your risk of:
Talk to your chiropractor today about combining a diet rich in whole grains with your treatment.