Consumption of Whole grains instead of refined grains lowers the risk of many chronic diseases. Whole grains:
Provide bulk in the stomach and helps prevent overeating.
Slows the digestive system for blood sugar control.
Cleanses the digestive system to keep the intestines disease free.
Reduces the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, and type 2 diabetes.
Oats– Health benefits: oats contain soluble fibre that help reduce cholesterol absorption and contain antioxidants that protect from free radicals.
Tips: Can be taken as porridge with fruits, or added to batters or flours to make it healthier.
Wheat– Health benefits: a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils (wheat germ oil)
Tips: Retain bran in the wheat flour to give you high nutrient content
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