Whole grains contain cancer protective nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phenols, lignans, resistant starch and fibre - also known as ‘roughage’.
According to the AICR eNews (2016), 170 grams per day of naturally high fibre foods which include whole grains, can lower the risk of colorectal cancer by up to 21% .
Teff (Eragrostis tef) is a new supergrain to western culture. Its pseudonym is ‘lovegrass’. It was used in civilisation as early as 4000 BC. Originating in Ethiopia and Africa teff was made into flat spongy bread called injera which was used as a plate/utensil where other foods were loaded on top and the bread served as a fork or spoon to hold the meal.