Posted on 09/4/2018
Hi, I'm Rene Ficek, registered dietitian nutritionist.
First, they can help control weight. Because whole grains are broken down slowly, you're more likely to feel fuller for longer, helping to reduce the overall calorie intake.
Whole grains also provide a better night's sleep, since they're high in magnesium. If you don't consume enough magnesium, chronic insomnia is one of those main central symptoms.
They can also help combat depression. High fiber carbohydrates found in whole grains are good for both your mind and your body since they assist with the release of serotonin, which is well known for being a feel good hormone.
Lastly, they help lower bad cholesterol numbers while controlling blood sugars. Whole grains bind to bad cholesterol in the system and help take it out. They also take longer to break down, resulting in a more steady rise and fall in blood sugar, which is healthier for everyone, with or without diabetes.
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