Friday, 27 April 2018

6 Reasons You Should Eat Grains Everyday

Grains, especially whole grains, are an essential part of a healthy diet. Grains are fuel for your body like gasoline for your car. Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, corn or other cereal is a grain product, such as bread, pasta and oatmeal.  Whole grains contain the entire grain: the bran, germ and endosperm. These include whole wheat, oats, brown rice, wild rice, corn, rye, barley, popcorn, buckwheat, triticale, millet, bulgur, quinoa and sorghum.
While all grains are good sources of complex carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, healthier by far are the whole grains. And the nutrients they contain can have a big impact on overall wellness. Whole grains are packed with protein, antioxidants and important trace minerals like iron, zinc and copper. The B vitamins, folate, iron, magnesium and selenium in whole grains help build bones, support the nervous and immune systems and process energy.
Here is why we should all be eating more whole grains:
1) Whole grains are super rich in fibre and protein, making them good for digestion and keeping you feeling full. They also contain a host of vitamins and minerals in their bran, and a high supply of B vitamins and healthy fats in their germ.
2) Research indicates that eating whole grains could help prevent diabetes. If you have increased levels of insulin (hyperinsulinemia) due to insulin resistance, then regular whole grain consumption six times a day would reduce your risk for type II diabetes. You can decrease your risk for type II diabetes by simply replacing your daily servings of white rice with whole grains.
3) Studies have found that some whole grains - brown rice particularly - contain an ingredient that helps block angiotesin II, a protein that may lead to high blood pressure and clogged arteries.
4) Regular consumption of whole grains decreases the risk for hypertension and can help control this disease. Hypertension is a major cause of cardiovascular complications such as heart attack and stroke. It has been proven that eating whole cereals daily for breakfast can reduce your risk for heart disease by as much as 30 percent.
5) A diet rich in whole grains can help clean out the colon, due to their high-fibre contents, and in effect speed up the transit time of your food through the intestines, preventing constipation and other digestive issues.
6) Whole Grains Promote Heart Health and Reduce Risk of Chronic Disease. Whole grains typically contain more fiber than refined grains, and high-fiber diets have been shown to lower the risk of heart disease by helping to lower the “bad” cholesterol in the body. Whole grains contain other key nutrients that play a role in regulating blood pressure and lowering blood sugar, which also supports the heart. And studies have shown that a diet rich in whole grains has been linked to lower incidence of other chronic conditions such as type 2 diabetes.

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