February 2001 Issue

Whole Grains Boast Phytochemicals (Not Just Fiber) To Fight Diseases

Boxes of fiber-rich bran cereal were no doubt left off more than a few grocery lists after recent studies cast doubt on fiberís ability to reduce the risk of colon cancer. But thereís much more to whole grains than fiber. Foods like bran cereals, brown rice and whole wheat pasta offer literally hundreds of phytochemicals plus important vitamins and minerals. Compounds in whole grains like lignans, flavonoids and saponins plus vitamin E, selenium

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