Want to reduce your risk of premature death from all kinds of disease by 15 percent, just by making one small change to your diet? Start eating whole wheat.
Perhaps, some additional information about what whole wheat is and what its benefits are for the body can help a little. Here are some facts about whole wheat.
Nutritional content in whole grains
The American Heart Association recommends eating six to eight servings of whole grain foods, especially whole wheat versions, per day. Whole wheat is important to the body for a number of reasons.
- Nutritious fiber content
Oats are rich in fiber, which is concentrated in the bran, while refined wheat flour contains almost no fiber.
The fiber content of whole wheat ranges from 12 – 15% of the total dry weight.
The high fiber content in oats makes whole oats even more filling.
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