KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat can Help Promote Healthy Aging

Results of recent scientific studies have indicated that consumption of organically grown KAMUT® khorasan wheat can help provide protection against a range of chronic health issues such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

Aging is an inevitable process that all human beings will go through in life. Although this natural process is often associated with multiple health challenges, adopting nutritious food habits together with wellness practices can play a key role in supporting healthy aging. Ancient grains like KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat, have survived intact for centuries and are recognized for their nutritional qualities and other attributes that can help maintain good health.

Results of recent scientific studies have indicated that consumption of organically grown KAMUT® khorasan wheat can help provide protection against a range of chronic health issues such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.

The United States Census Bureau projects that the number of people age 65 and over will outnumber those under the age of 18 by 2034 for the first time in U.S. history. With many people living longer, making a few simple changes in eating habits can help prevent many chronic diseases. There’s no time like the present to take steps towards a more nutritionally balanced, healthier lifestyle. Here are a few ideas.

1. Increase Fiber Intake: Whether following a specific diet such as Mediterranean, Keto, Vegetarian, Vegan, low carb, or other – eating ancient grains like KAMUT brand wheat, especially as whole grains, can provide the protein, fiber and essential vitamins that modern processed grains can lack. This is especially important for lowering cholesterol, managing blood sugar, and maintaining digestive health.

2. Avoid Vitamin Deficiencies: As we age, we start to lose the capacity to retain and synthetize nutrients. Consuming foods higher in needed nutrients can help combat nutrient deficiencies. KAMUT brand wheat is an excellent source of protein, fiber, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin B1 (thiamin), and vitamin B3 (niacin). KAMUT® wheat is also high in minerals such as selenium, copper, manganese, and molybdenum, which among their benefits include contribution to normal cognitive function, normal metabolism, maintaining normal blood pressure, and protection from oxidative stress.

3. Take Care of Your Body: Reducing the consumption of foods that cause inflammation can help prevent health challenges such as arthritis and diabetes. Over a series of scientific studies comparing diets of KAMUT khorasan wheat and other wheat with people suffering from chronic ailments, significant benefits of consumption of KAMUT khorasan wheat were identified for ailments such as cardiovascular disease(1), hypertension(2), diabetes(3), irritable bowel syndrome(4) and non-alcoholic fatty liver syndrome(5). Results consistently highlighted antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of KAMUT khorasan wheat and indicated benefits such as lowering of cholesterol (total and LDL cholesterol), managing blood sugar, insulin, and insulin resistance, while increasing antioxidant capacity, and concentration of some minerals such as magnesium, and potassium in the blood. The most notable finding was the indication of a decrease of inflammation markers after consumption of a diet of KAMUT khorasan wheat.

And if all these amazing health benefits weren’t enough, KAMUT khorasan wheat tastes great! Its natural buttery and nutty flavor make it a favorite of bakers, pasta makers, chefs, and home cooks the world over.

To find more information about KAMUT® khorasan wheat and health studies conducted on KAMUT® khorasan wheat, please visit Kamut.com.

About KAMUT® Brand Khorasan Wheat

From 36 kernels and legends of discovery in Egyptian tombs, today KAMUT® brand khorasan wheat, an ancient grain, guaranteed under the KAMUT® brand, to never be hybridized or genetically modified, always organically grown, prized for its nutrition, ease of digestibility, sweet nutty-buttery taste and firm texture, can be found throughout the world in products including breads, pasta, pizza, cereals, snacks, pastries, crackers, beer, green foods, and cereal drinks.

Media please contact Giselle Chollett: giselle@adinnyc.com, 917.386.7116.

Cited Studies

1. Whittaker A. et al. 2015. An Organic Khorasan Wheat-Based Replacement Diet Improves Risk Profile of Patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Randomized Crossover Trial. Nutrients. 7(5):3401-15.

2. Cicero A.F.G. et al. 2018. Short-Term Hemodynamic Effects of Modern Wheat Products Substitution in Diet with Ancient Wheat Products: A Cross-Over, Randomized Clinical Trial. Nutrients. 10(11):1666.

3. Whittaker A. et al. 2017. A khorasan wheat-based replacement diet improves risk profile of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM): a randomized crossover trial. European Journal of Nutrition. 56(3):1191-1200.

4. Sofi F. et al. 2014. Effect of Triticum turgidum subsp. turanicum wheat on irritable bowel syndrome: a double-blinded randomised dietary intervention trial. British Journal of Nutrition. 111(11):1992-9.

5. Dinu M. et al. 2018. A Khorasan Wheat-Based Replacement Diet Improves Risk Profile of Patients With Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD): A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 37(6):508-514.

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