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National Health Food Month promotes whole grains


Eating healthy can be as easy as embracing whole foods rather than always munching those that are overly processed and refined. This is the message the Canadian Health Food Association (CHFA) is delivering this month, which is National Health Food Month.

This annual initiative reminds Canadians that natural health and organic products are federally regulated, safe and effective with health claims supported by research and a key part of promoting and maintaining health.

Conclusions from scientific abstracts show, for example, that substituting whole grains like brown rice for white rice may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. And nut consumption improves blood lipid levels, especially in subjects with higher low-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations.

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