Heart health: Large studies have found that eating plenting of wholegrains reduces the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Reduce cancer risk: There is evidence that eating wholegrains reduces the risk of some cancer, particularly of the digestive tract, but possibly breast and prostate cancer as well.
Reduce risk of type 2 diabetes: Wholegrains can improve blood sugar and insulin levels.
Weight control: There is evidence that wholegrains can help people control their weight and reduce the risk of faining weight in later life.
Digestive health: The insoluble fibre in wholegrains is essential to keep things moving in the bowel – which means less constipation and risk of diverticular dieases.
Protect form health problems: Wholegrains are high in many phytochemicals (plant substances) protect us from a wide range of health problems.
Reduce cholesterol level: Wholegrains contain sterols, saponins, squalene, oryanol and tocotrienols as well as fibre that can reduce cholestrol levels.
(Source: “5 very good reasons to eat wholegrains”, Utusan Konsumer, July-August 2010).