Porridge anyone? Eating a bowl everyday can reduce risk of developing type 2 diabetes

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Whole grains are so important in a healthy eating plan as they contain a large fibre content which is great for bowel health, weight loss and management.

If you love a good bowl of porridge or whole grain sandwich, you’re in luck!

New research found that those who consume 50g of whole grains daily are up to 34% less likely to suffer from type 2 diabetes.

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Hello whole grains!

The study published in The Journal of Nutrition, showed that consuming any whole grains such as rye bread, oatmeal (porridge), or muesli, offered type 2 diabetes protection in up to 34% in men, and 22% in women.

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“When it comes to whole grains, the research results are clear: among the many studies which have been made, in varied groups of people around the world, there hasn’t been a single study which has shown negative health effects,” says Rikard Landberg, senior researcher on the study.

The study

The study involved 55,000 participants, between the ages of 50 and 65 and spanned over a period of 15 years!!

They were divided into groups depending on their consumption of whole grains. Those with the highest consumption ate at least 50 grams each day (this equates to a portion of oatmeal porridge, and one slice of rye bread).

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Landberg said, “Our results are in line with dietary advice, which recommends switching out foods containing white flour for whole grains.

You get extra health benefits – white flour has some negative effects on health, while wholegrain has several positive effects, beyond protection against Type 2 diabetes.”

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