Volume 129 | July 2020
Whole Grains Linked with Lower Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
In a large study of nearly 200,000 US adults, those eating whole grains most frequently had a 29% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes across the approximately 30-year study period than those rarely or never eating whole grains, even after adjusting for other lifestyle factors.

When looking at specific whole grain foods, common foods like whole grain breakfast cereal, oatmeal, whole grain bread, and brown rice were all linked with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. The exception was popcorn, which was linked with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes when eaten more than once per day, perhaps because popcorn is often prepared with butter sauces and/or sugary toppings.
A Spotlight on Whole Grain Initiatives Around the Globe
While several organizations, like the WGC, have been promoting whole grains for years, it's exciting to see a new wave of whole grain initiatives getting started in the UK, Indonesia, East Africa, and other regions.
The Wonderful World of Whole Wheat
Wheat is July's Whole Grain of the Month . On our blog, we explore the wonderful world of whole wheat, highlighting both modern and ancient wheat berries (like farro), as well as quicker-cooking ground or cracked wheats (like bulgur).
Sneak Peek at Whole Grains Month in September
This fall, we'll be celebrating "The Grainies," your chance to enjoy whole grains and win prizes by completing whole grain challenges.
Whole Wheat Recipes
If you were inspired to create a sourdough starter after watching our Sourdough Bootcamp webinar , you'll love these double chocolate sourdough waffles featuring white whole wheat flour. 

Courtesy of The King Arthur Baking Company
This whole wheat pizza crust is an easy and affordable way to get your favorite food on the table. Take advantage of all of the great produce in season right now (cherry tomatoes, zucchini, fresh basil) and mix up the toppings to suit what's available near you.

An Oldways recipe
Are you still on a baking kick? This whole-wheat loaf is the ideal everyday bread, perfect for sandwiches, toast, and French toast or grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Courtesy of The King Arthur Baking Company