Eating more wholegrains reduces risk of colorectal cancer

A new report released by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has found that eating 90g of wholegrains a day reduces the risk of colorectal cancer by 17%.

This report is the first time the WCRF have looked at the effect of wholegrains on their own on cancer. The conclusions from the report state that both wholegrains and dietary fibre reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

Wholegrain foods are foods that release energy slowly into the body and are a great source of fibre and other nutrients. Switching to wholegrains is a small change that can make a big difference. Opt for wholegrain breads, cereals, pasta and rice. If you don’t eat many wholegrains, try switching for one meal or snack in a day, every swap makes a difference. A sandwich made with wholegrain bread served with a small bag of unsalted popcorn, a bowl of porridge, a meal served with wholegrain rice or pasta will all give you over 90g of wholegrains.

 

Posted: 14/09/2017 15:14:09 by Anne Parle
Filed under: Cancer, Wholegrains


 

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