Workplace Wellness Blog
10
Jun . 2015

Nutrition: The Greatness of Whole Grains

  • by ESI TotalCare Wellness
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  • in Nutrition and Diet

According to the American Heart Association, the health benefits of whole grains are many. Eating whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of:

  • Stroke by 30 percent to 36 percent
  • type 2 diabetes by 21 percent to 30 percent
  • heart disease by 25 percent to 28 percent
  • Helps you maintain a healthy weight

According to recent studies whole grains also:

  • Reduce risk of asthma
  • Helps you have healthier carotid arteries.
  • Reduces risk of inflammatory disease.
  • Decreases risk for colorectal cancer.
  • Helps you achieve a healthy blood pressure.
  • Also decreases gum disease and tooth loss.

Learn more about whole grains and fiber – the nutrients they include, how to read labels to identify fiber content and how to determine the right amounts/serving sizes for your diet.

Tips to get more whole grains

Easy Ways to Enjoy Whole Grains

No matter what the wellness goal – losing 10 pounds or 100 – our workplace Wellness Coaches help our Members separate the wheat from the chaff with nutrition and diet tips!

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