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Porridge Is The Key To A Long And Healthy Life, Says University Experts

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A recent study at the Harvard University says that eating a small bowl of porridge a day can lead to a longer and healthier life. Eating whole grains can reduce the risk heart disease. Even though whole grains are well-known to promote good health, its link to a longer life has not yet been revealed, not until now.

For the study, the researchers studied more than 100,000 people for more than 14 years. They monitored their diet and health. It started in 1984 wherein the participants signed up for the program. By 2010, the participants were followed up and apparently, more than 26,000 have already died. The people who ate whole grains like porridge, brown rice, and corn were less likely to get sick and they got protected from heart problems and other diseases. Oat meal has been consumed mainly for breakfast by athletes because its energy supply lasts longer.

They added, for every one ounce (28 grams) of whole grains a day, the risk for sudden death will be lessened by 5% and deaths from heart problems were reduced by 9%. Dr. Hongyu Wu of Harvard School of Public Health and lead […]