Whole grains and heart health

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Will eating whole-grain foods help reduce fatal heart attacks?

Whole grains and heart health

Older women and men who eat the right amount of whole grains cut their risk of a fatal heart attack significantly. At ages 55 - 69, those who eat whole grains for at least three of their daily carbohydrate servings were found to be in better heart health during the next 10 years. Whole grain breads, crackers and cereals -- made from grains that have not been stripped of their bran and germ -- protect against heart disease and diabetes. It's unclear which part of the whole grain -- the fiber, the vitamin E, the folate, the magnesium or some of the health-protective phytochemicals --
provides the health benefits. Read labels carefully. Look for "whole-grain" or "whole-wheat flour" as the first or second ingredient.

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