Have you ever looked at claims made on supplements? It is not uncommon to see something about cancer, either prevention or cure. But instead of becoming a pill popper or specialty drink connoisseur, wouldn't it be nice to prevent cancer just by eating normal food? Here come the whole grains!
In conjunction with a diet full of fruits and vegetables, eating 3 ounces of whole grains every day helps prevent many chronic diseases. That means your daily sandwich on Honey Whole Wheat can reduce your risk of digestive cancers by 21-43%, pancreatic cancer by 30%, gastric cancer by 43%, colon and rectum cancer by 21%, endometrial cancer by 10-45%and ovarian cancer by 37-40%. WOW! (sources: The Whole Grains Council and Jacobs et al. articles based on the Iowa Women's Health Study in the American Journal of Public Health, 1998;68:248-257and the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1998;89:322)
There are many reasons for whole grain's impressive stand against cancer but fiber and antioxidants are the main culprits. Going head-to-head, wheat and oats equal broccoli and spinach in antioxidant activity! Just imagine the cancer fighting benefits you get from a slice of whole wheat Popeye or Spinach Feta.
What's your favorite way to eat healthy?