The study by researchers from Harvard University.
Three servings of whole grains per day will help you live longer, as found by scientists from Harvard University. Cereals and muesli reduce the risk of death from cancer or heart disease.
Only three slices of whole wheat bread a day cut the risk of death from heart disease by 25%. Scientists have found that whole wheat pasta or brown rice, consumed daily, are also a cause of reducing the risk of premature death.
Although some whole grains also contain sugar and salt, which are dangerous to health, their level is much lower than the traditional white bread or processed cereals. Whole grains, which include oats, muesli and many other varieties of a healthy diet include carbohydrates, not processed.
These foods are rich in fiber, proteins, antioxidants and certain vitamins, digestive AIDS, weight loss and protection from heart disease, cancer and other ailments.
During the major studies on the subject, Harvard researchers analyzed the diet and health of 800,000 people. It turned out that every additional 16 g of whole grains daily reduces the risk of premature death from heart disease by 9%.
The risk of death from cancer decreases by 5%, and from any other chronic disease – 7%. 16 g is equivalent to the slice of bread, a small bowl of cereal or oatmeal, half a plate of whole wheat pasta or rice.
However, the greatest health benefits, the study showed, got adults who consume three servings or 48 grams per day. In this case, the risk of dying from heart disease was reduced by 25%, cancer 14%, and from any other natural causes by 20%.