Last year, research suggested you may live a longer, healthier life by adding 28 grams of whole grains to your daily diet. The research was based on data spanning 25 years and over 100,000 people. This is great news for all of us who are trying to lead healthy lives!
There are actually even more recent studies that correlate the results of several different studies together to look at trends of data. One of the articles, published in the journal Circulation, analyzed fourteen studies, which included 786,076 total participants. Another study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), reviewed 45 prospective studies, each with a number of participants ranging from 245,012 to 705,253. Lots of data used here for the following conclusions:
Reduced risk of heart disease, cancer, and total mortality
What the researchers from the BMJ article discovered was that by making just half your grains whole (three 30 gram servings of whole grains/day) there were reductions of 19%, 22%, 15%, and 17% in risk of coronary heart disease, cardiovascular disease, total cancer, and all-cause mortality respectively. Mortality (or risk of death) from respiratory diseases, infectious diseases, diabetes, and all non-cardiovascular, non-cancer causes also went down. The article in Circulation found that for each 16 gram serving of whole grains per day, the risk of cardiovascular related, cancer related, and total mortality were decreased by 9%, 5%, and 7% respectively. We have the power to affect our future when we consume healthy food!
You can find the following amounts of whole grains in our products:
- 24 grams in one 2 oz. slice of our Dakota Bread
- 22 grams in one 2 oz. slice of our High 5 Fiber Bread
- 28 grams in just ½ cup of Groovy Granola
- 22 grams in ½ cup of dry Cranberry Almond Oatmeal Mix
We’d love to talk to you about how good Whole Grains can be!