Grains are a staple diet in many societies around the world and are in different forms – in pasta, rice, noodles, bread and so on. However, a majority of the population has changed to consuming polished or refined grains rather than wholegrain products, and most people are unaware of the various benefits that whole grains have to offer.
In its natural form, whole grains are more nutritious. It is rich in dietary fibre, vitamins and minerals which offer various health benefits. Wholegrain foods are associated with a lower risk of heart diseases, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, and also help with bowel health and weight management.