Whole Grains Reduce Systemic Inflammation

Danish scientists investigated the impact of replacing a refined grain diet with a whole grain diet (<10 gm or >75 gm whole grains, respectively) on the gut microbiome and insulin sensitivity. In a randomized, controlled cross-over study, 50 patients were tested for 8 weeks on each diet with a washout period of 8 weeks in between. While eating whole grains inflammatory biomarkers decreased and body weight dropped slightly.

PositiveTip: Whole grains are the better choice for weight management and inflammatory conditions.