Two servings of whole grains a day helps you live longer

Consuming two servings of whole grains each day reduces the risk of diseases such as obesity or type 2 diabetes, in addition to being associated with lower mortality, according to experts in nutrition.


A regular consumption of whole grains could help you live longer and prevent various chronic diseases, and even some types of cancer, as explained by the experts of the Center for Biomedical Research in the Network of Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition (CIBEROBN) and the Pere Virgili Health Research Institute (IISPVEI).

Apparently adding two servings of whole grains to your diet – about 16 grams of dry weight per serving – such as those found in pasta, bread or rice, reduces the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or even colorectal cancer, in addition to being associated with lower mortality.

According to Jordi Salas and Monica Bullo, nutritionists and members of the research group, whole grains are a source of dietary fiber, phytochemicals and nutrients that are very important for the organism, so consuming them regularly can provide great health benefits and It could help to fulfill more years.

More products made with whole grain cereals

This conclusion has been presented at the third annual meeting of the International Consortium for the Quality of Carbohydrates (ICQC), which aims to publicize the properties of whole grain cereals, and in which it has also sought to encourage consumption – especially that of those with a low glycemic index – promote the production of food products with this type of cereal that are attractive, and do so without having a high price.

Finally, the specialists who gathered at the event believe that more emphasis should be placed on the regulation of labeling , making it simpler and easier to understand for consumers, but including all the necessary information.