Whole Grains, Fiber, and Heart Disease

Whole Grains – Heart Health

Research studies indicate that eating a diet rich in whole grain foods as part of a healthy diet may help protect against several chronic diseases. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved several whole grain health claims for use on food labels, stating:

  • “A diet rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods and low in total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol may help reduce the risk of heart disease and certain cancers.”
  • “Diets rich in whole grain foods and other plant foods, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may help reduce the risk of heart disease.”
  • “Low-fat diets rich in fiber-containing grain products, fruits, and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors.”

To learn more about whole grains, fiber, and heart disease, visit the American Heart Association.

 

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