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Rich In Fiber, Whole Grains Should Be A Part Of Your Daily Diet! Even Better They Help In Quick Weight Loss

Weight loss: Dietary fiber in whole grains can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Rich In Fiber, Whole Grains Should Be A Part Of Your Daily Diet! Even Better They Help In Quick Weight Loss

Weight loss: Rich in fiber, protein and essential nutrients whole grains help in weight loss.

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Whole grains are extremely healthy and should be apart of daily diet
  2. Millet is a whole grain and a perfect choice for vegetarians
  3. Buckwheat is actually a gluten-free grain

Whole grains offer a wide range of health benefits, unlike refined grains. This is because refined grains are stripped of valuable nutrients when they undergo the refining process. Whole grains contain a wide array of nutrients, including dietary fiber, several B vitamins like thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and folate, and minerals like iron, magnesium and selenium. Dietary fiber in whole grains can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Fiber is important for the digestive health and they provide the feeling of fullness thereby helping in weight loss. Let us list some whole grains and discover their health benefits.

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Whole grains should be a part of your daily diet as they are beneficial for your overall health.
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Some common whole grains that offers several health benefits:

1. Barley

Chewy and nutty, barley offers several health benefits. It can be effective in lowering cholesterol, promotes weight loss, controls blood sugar levels, boosts the immune system and aids in digestion. Therefore, you should include barley in your daily diet.

2. Rye

Another healthy whole grain, rye can be a perfect addition to your diet. This is because it helps in lowering high blood pressure, manages diabetes, rich in soluble fiber it even helps in digestive health. Rich in essential vitamins and minerals it even helps you lose weight. 

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3. Millet

Millet is a whole grain which is a perfect choice for vegetarians since it can be used like rice in vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes. This grain helps in flushing out the toxins, prevents you from asthma, controls blood sugar levels and helps in maintaining a healthy heart.

4. Oats

Available in a lot of variety from old-fashioned to steel-cut, oats can be your staple breakfast food. Since, all grains are high in fiber, oatmeal contains a special variety called beta-glucan that's especially powerful in lowering cholesterol. You can top it with your choice of fruits and add yoghurt as well to make it all the more nourishing.

5. Amaranth

Amaranth is an ancient pseudo-grain that is loaded with healthy nutrients. It is rich in proteins and is gluten-free. It can help reduce inflammation, lowers cholesterol levels and aids in quick weight loss.

6. Quinoa

Easy to prepare, gluten-free, and available in a range of colors from white to red, quinoa is an excellent source of vegan protein. It contains all the nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is wide known for its mild flavor, subtle chewiness and versatility. A bit bland in taste you can some vegetables to it or even lemon juice to enhance the flavour of your dish.

7. Buckwheat

One of the pseudo-cereals, buckwheat is actually a gluten-free grain. It is carbohydrate-rich and can be used in place of wheat as well.

8. Rice

An extremely versatile, inexpensive and a gluten-free grain rice is rich in carbs and beneficial for overall health. You can opt for brown rice, which is made from whole grains, while you must try to avoid white rice, which is made with refined grains.

Also read: This Protein Not Only Helps In Losing Weight Quickly But Is Good For The Heart Too!

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.

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