Ancient grains, such as teff and einkorn, have been grown the same way for centuries. Generally speaking, they offer more protein, fiber, and vitamins than modern grains such as wheat or rice. But all whole grains are better for health than refined grains. Many whole grains also contain plenty of fiber, which helps lower cholesterol, improves digestion, and controls blood sugar. When buying any whole-grain product, to ensure that that there’s an appreciable serving of that grain, one should make sure it’s among the first ingredients listed; ingredients are listed by quantity, in descending order.
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