For Harvard, quinoa will save your life


People who ate about 34 grams of whole grain per 1,000 kcal per day reduced their risk of premature death by 17%!

A study made by the Public Health School of Harvard concluded that eating a daily bowl of quinoa reduces the risk of premature death from cancer, heart disease, respiratory failure and diabetes by 17%, reports the British newspaper ‘The Daily Telegraph’.

Researchers studied more than 367.000 people throughout eight states of the United States, by keeping a record of their diets and health changes for an average of 14 years.

Specialists found that those who ate about 34 grams of whole grains per 1,000 kcal per day reduced their risk of premature death by 17%.

“In fact all types of whole grains such as wheat and oats have proven to be beneficial, preventing disease and maintaining healthy organs because they are rich in dietary fiber, minerals and antioxidants,” mentioned in the paper.

“Our study indicates that the consumption of whole grains and cereal fibers can reduce the risk of death from any cause and death from chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes and respiratory diseases,” says the leader of this research, Dr. Lu Qi.

A high consumption of whole grains has been associated with a 48% reduced risk of death from respiratory diseases and diabetes, respectively; there is a 15% reduction in the risk of developing any type of cancer.

Whole grains and their anti-inflammatory properties:

Whole grains, where the bran and germ remain, contain 25% more protein than refined grains these are white flour, pasta and white rice.

‘The Daily Telegraph’ said previous studies have shown that whole grains can increase bone mineral density, lower blood pressure, promote healthy intestinal bacteria and reduce the risk of diabetes.

In addition, whole grains are also recommended in dietary guidelines because they contain high levels of nutrients such as zinc, copper, manganese, iron and thiamine. What are you waiting for? The time has come to incorporate more healthy foods into your diet.



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