Many people are told that they have to eat healthy, drink a lot of water and get plenty of sleep if they want to keep themselves healthy. This is an advice that the medical community has recommended for several years. Whole grains are a part of a healthy diet. However, many people do not know why whole grains are good for them.
Whole grains can lower the risk of heart disease. They can also reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and keep your weight within a healthy range. Additionally, they can reduce the risk of all-cause mortality. A team of researchers at the University of Eastern Finland has discovered why whole grains are so good for us.
The researchers examined the effects that a whole-grain rich diet had on mice and humans. They found that when mice and humans followed a whole-grain rich diet for 12 weeks, they had higher levels of betaine compounds. They found that betaine helped improve glucose metabolism. This means that the body has an easier time using glucose for energy.
Dr. Hanhineva was one of the people who were involved in the study. He stated that the results of the study will be used to help with heart disease research in the future. He also stated that even though the results of the study are promising, he believes that the study has raised more questions.
Dr. Hanhineva wants to study how betaine compounds affect the body. He also wants to see how gut health affects the formation of betaine compounds. Additionally, he stated that it can be difficult to study any metabolic pathway in the body. He concluded by saying that it will be a long time before researchers are able to see how betaine compounds affect the tissues, organs and systems in the body.