Nutrition and DietCereals: benefits and properties

Cereals: benefits and properties

Properties of cereals, with information on the nutritional benefits of cereals, foods that are part of a balanced, healthy and natural diet.

Any healthy diet should be based primarily on following a balanced diet. And, within this diet, it should be based above all on the consumption of natural foods such as fruits, vegetables, vegetables, legumes and cereals, among others.

The cereals are some foods that have always constituted as the staple food in many peoples and cultures of the world, thanks to its ease of cultivation, preparation and its main nutritional properties, which provide nutrients essential to our daily diet.

We find fundamentally two types of cereals: on the one hand, the seeds of grass plants (such as wheat, oats, rice, barley or rye), while whole grains are those that retain their rind (which in turn provide more vitamins and minerals).

Its interior is made up mainly of starch, which in turn is covered by protein-rich protein.  Likewise, in its external part we find bran, while in one of its ends we find the germ, which is extremely rich in vitamins (especially vitamins of group B, E) and iron.

An optimal way to enjoy the majority of the benefits of the cereals that they provide us is by consuming them raw (previously cooked), since when the flours are made, the bran and the germ tend to be suppressed.

Benefits of cereals

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • They provide energy.
  • Low in fat, so they are ideal in a balanced diet (and also in weight loss diets).
  • They help balance the level of sugar in the blood.
  • Thanks to their fiber content, they help fight constipation.
  • They improve the general condition of the skin, nails and hair.
  • Useful in the treatment of different digestive and stomach disorders.

Nutritional benefits of cereals

Among other aspects, cereals provide the following nutritional elements:

    • High fiber content.
    • High content of vitamins and minerals.
    • Rich in carbohydrates and proteins.
    • Rich in wat

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