Nutrition/Health

Are Ancient Grains Healthier?

Ancient wheats like kamut are put to the test for inflammation, blood sugar, and cholesterol control.

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Whole (ideally intact!) grains—ancient and modern alike—are an integral part of my Daily Dozen (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dr-gregers-daily-dozen-checklist/) checklist—the healthiest of healthy things I encourage everyone to try to fit into their daily routines.

They’re especially good for our microbiome:
• Resistant Starch & Colon Cancer (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/resistant-starch-colon-cancer/)
• Getting Starch to Take the Path of Most Resistance (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/getting-starch-to-take-the-path-of-most-resistance/)
• Gut Microbiome – Strike It Rich with Whole Grains (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/gut-microbiome-strike-it-rich-with-whole-grains/)
• Microbiome: We Are What They Eat (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/microbiome-we-are-what-they-eat/)

What about gluten? See:
• Is Gluten Sensitivity Real? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-gluten-sensitivity-real/)
• Gluten-Free Diets: Separating the Wheat from the Chat (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/gluten-free-diets-separating-the-wheat-from-the-chat/)
• How to Diagnose Gluten Intolerance (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/how-to-diagnose-gluten-intolerance/)

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