How important are whole grains and seeds in our daily diet?
Various studies have shown that consumption of wholegrains has beneficial effects on health such as: heart disease, diabetes, certain cancers and high blood pressure. These benefits are more reinforced when wholegrains form part of an overall healthy diet.
Seeds contain components such as unsaturated fatty acids that have the potential to reduce blood cholesterol. One needs to be aware that seeds contain oils and therefore are high in energy (calories). So as part of a balanced diet they must be included in moderation.