Why Whole Grains?
At Sweet Sassy Molassey Bakeshop, we care about our customer's health. That's why we pride ourselves on using only organic whole grains in all of our recipes. Why you may ask? Because they are better-for-you.
A new study from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that each average daily serving of whole grains lowers a person's risk of dying from heart disease by 9 percent and lowers the overall risk of dying from anything by 5 percent over a quarter-century. That's even taking into account that whole grain lovers tend to do other healthy stuff, too.
Whole grains are richer than white bread and white rice in a range of beneficial nutrients, from the fiber to magnesium, vitamin E and plant-based compounds called phytochemicals. They help the body regulate blood sugar, fats and cholesterol, keep the blood vessels healthier, help prevent DNA damage and reduce inflammation in the body.
"These findings further support current dietary guidelines that recommend increasing whole grain consumption to facilitate primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease and also provide promising evidence that suggests a diet enriched with whole grains may confer benefits toward extended life expectancy," Wu's team wrote.