Whole grains may increase longevity, Harvard study finds

SULTANA BRAN is one of the best things to wake-up to and it's a bonus that the whole grain cereal is actually good for your health too. 

Eating at least three servings of whole grains each day could lower your risk of death, Sport Act Breaking News reported, according to new research conducted at Harvard and published in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation. 

Whole grains have long been a part of  dietary guidelines as an essential component to a nutrient-rich daily food intake. 

Remember what your mother once told you - "Eat your whole grain bread and the crusts too!" with the promise you will grow up big and strong with curly hair - to boot! 

Well you might not get those lucious locks to make all your school pals green with envy, but the research shows you'll keep the reaper at bay. 

The study showed people don't eat enough whole grains, in the United States, average consumption remains below one serving a day, despite the long-time recommendation of three servings a day. 

Peter Holt

Fiber-rich whole grains, such as whole wheat, oats and brown rice, help improve blood cholesterol levels and lower risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity and type 2 diabetes- so with that in mind, it might be worth stocking up on the Sultana Bran and Muesli after all. 

According to researchers, the death rates among those who consumed three servings (48 grams) of whole grains daily declined by 20 percent for total deaths, 25 percent for cardiovascular deaths and 14 percent for cancer-related deaths.

This analysis included 12 studies involving 786,076 participants.

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