Whole grains contain ﬁber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and sprouting grains may make these compounds more available. In this study, researchers fed volunteers a meal of sprouted whole wheat, sprouted whole grain triticale, or sugar and compared how these foods aﬀected the volunteers blood sugar and insulin levels. People who ate the sprouted triticale had lower levels of blood sugar and insulin than those who ate sugar; the volunteers who ate sprouted wheat had lower blood sugar than those who had just sugar, but there was no diﬀerence in insulin response. Both grains were associated with improved blood sugar control, however this eﬀect was strongest in the sprouted triticale group. This study indicates that whole grain triticale may be especially beneﬁcial to blood sugar management.
Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2019 Jan 10;2019:6594896. doi: 10.1155/2019/6594896. (Meija et al.)