There is evidence to show that people who include wholegrains in their diet are less likely to get Type 2 diabetes.
While we do not know the exact reason, it is believed that eating wholegrains can help you control your blood glucose levels. The bran and fibre in wholegrains take a longer time to digest. This leads to a lower and slower spike in your blood glucose levels, thereby putting less stress on your body to produce insulin.
In addition, wholegrains are rich in vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that may help reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
Eating more wholegrains also:
To reap these benefits, add more wholegrains to your meals!
Related: You Are What You Eat
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