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Why Do the Dietary Guidelines Recommend Eating More Whole Grains?

In the past, whole grains were thought to provide mostly fiber that promoted digestive health. Newer research has revealed that whole grains provide additional vitamins and minerals, plus high levels of antioxidants and other healthy plant-based nutrients.

Recently, studies have shown that eating more whole grains may help reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, as well as lower triglycerides, improve insulin control, help with weight management and slow the build-up of plaque in arteries.

Try to include at least three servings of whole grains every day.

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