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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.

OatsHealth benefits: oats contain soluble fibre that help reduce cholesterol absorption and contain antioxidants that protect from free radicals.

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Tips: Can be taken as porridge with fruits, or added to batters or flours to make it healthier.

WheatHealth benefits: a good source of fibre, vitamins, minerals, and essential oils (wheat germ oil)

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Tips: Retain bran in the wheat flour to give you high nutrient content

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Maida Flour vs. Wheat Flour

Maida Flour:

  • Maida flour has become a part and parcel of bakery industry. Maida flour is basically used in the preparation of paratha’ s, white breads, cake, biscuits, rumali roti etc.,
  • Maida can destroy the beta cells of pancreas which produce insulin to lower sugar levels and increase the chances of diabetes in human beings.
  • Using Maida based products also results in constipation and indigestion problem. Maida would also result in increase of weight.

Wheat Flour:

  • Wheat is probably the most common cereal available all around the world and is in even high demand in recent years due to its abundant health benefits.
  • Wheat considerably lowers the hazards of heart diseases. Owing to its comparatively low fat content. It also regulates blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.
  • The nutrient value of wheat is retained even after processing into the flour.