Eating bread made with ancient grains as part of your diet has been found to have positive effects against cholesterol and blood glucose levels. Also unlike heavily processed modern grains ancients grains have been found to have beneficial vitamins (B and E), minerals (eg, magnesium, iron, potassium), which protect against chronic diseases. All this was found in a new study put out by the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition.
These findings mean that ancient grain breads could fight against the chances of getting things like heart attacks and strokes. The study was started after the surge in popularity of ancient grain breads. Until now it hasn’t been proven whether there were any real benefits, but we can safely say now that there is.
The researchers took blood sample levels of participants, and over 2 months significantly reduces cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol as well as levels of blood glucose. Moreover according to the study a substantial increase in circulating endothelial progenitor cells, which repair damaged blood vessels, was noted after consuming bread made from the ancient grain Verna.
Moreover according to the study a substantial increase in circulating endothelial progenitor cells, which repair damaged blood vessels, was noted after consuming bread made from the ancient grain Verna.
On the flipside, no significant differences were noted after eating regular bread.
The study only used 45 adults with an average age of 50. More research needs to be done and a larger group of individuals studied before we can call these results conclusive, but this is a positive first step!