Whole grains: key part of healthy and sustainable diet

A diet rich in whole grains reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as various cancers and diabetes, says researchers [SHUTTERSTOCK]

The Whole Grain Initiative, a partnership of international organisations and scientists dedicated to promoting whole grain diets, held an event on Tuesday (19 November) to mark the first  International Whole Grain Day.

The event gathered researchers and policymakers together to highlight the positive impact of whole-grain on nutrition, wellbeing, and sustainability.

Researchers at the event highlighted the health benefits of a diet rich in whole grains, saying that it can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as various cancers and diabetes.

However, consumption of whole grains in Europe remains very low. This event called on policymakers to support measures that address whole grain policy gaps and encourage the uptake of whole grains into the diet of European citizens.

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