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Full cereals are no longer a food trend for health alone. Enriched with a variety of benefits and nutrients, whole grains can help your family begin a healthy start of life!
According to The Whole Grains Council, whole grains contain antioxidants that are not present in fruits or vegetables. In fact, whole grains are enriched with essential substances such as magnesium, iron, fiber and vitamin B, which have proven to be capable of fighting various chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
However, despite these benefits, do you know that nearly 99% of children in Malaysia do not eat enough cereals and still eat less than 3 servings of whole grains than recommended?
Below you will find out the importance of full grain to form a family with a healthy start of life, how much full grain to be prepared, and a few easy steps to incorporate this nutritious ingredient in your daily meal.
Why are cereals full nutritious?
Let’s get to know the full grain and its components more clearly.
Full cereal consists of three important components: bran, endosperm and germ. These three parts are enriched with fiber, minerals and nutrients such as Vitamin B, magnesium, antioxidants, proteins and essential fats:
However, most cereals eaten now like white bread and pasta have gone through the process of filtration. This filtration process unfortunately has wiped out the germs and bran outer parts – and then eliminates the important fiber and nutrients in whole grains! So, you need real cereals.
Want to know one important fact?
The darker color of the whole grain is caused by bran. According to University of California, Davis, the components of whole grain bran contain phytonutrients, which can help reduce the risk of chronic illness.
Various benefits of full grain
With a variety of fibers, minerals and nutrients contained in whole grains, it is possible that this full grain intake can continue to provide many benefits to health. Among the benefits of full grain are:
- Help fight cancer
- Helps reduce cholesterol levels, type 2 diabetes, and disease risk
- Reduce the risk of overweight
In fact, all the benefits of whole grains for health are easy to obtain if you take 3 full cereals or more daily. All you have to do is modify these 2 little things in your daily diet plan:
First, make sure you are a family according to the instructions issued by the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council on the daily intake of whole grains of 48 grams (about 3 teaspoons!).
Full grain can be found in various sources such as whole grain breakfast, war bread, rice, flour, tortillas, pasta and fresh biscuits. However, do not forget to check the food labels to ensure full grain is the ultimate ingredient in the full grain source you choose!
- It is more ideal if the whole grain is listed on the top of the ingredient. More on full-grain cereals, more full grain benefits can be obtained.
- Be careful with misleading labels on foods such as multi-grain, 100% wheat, organic, real grain … and so on, which do not necessarily contain all three natural components of whole grains.
- Multi-grain (various grains) – Contains a combination of various types of grains such as wheat, millet, barley, flax, and not necessarily whole grains.
- 100% wheat – Contains wheat alone, and not necessarily whole grains/
If you just want to adapt to this daily diet plan, here’s a trick to how to serve a whole grains that vary every day and meet the full grain intake as recommended:
Easy, right? Just serve a bowl of whole grains as a breakfast + sandwich of full grain bread for lunch! While serving full grain cereals or rice for dinner.
Secondly, insert the whole grains in your daily diet of the family – from breakfast until afternoon tea, with this simple tip:
- Make easy conversions – Change white products such as rice, bread, fresh biscuits, and pasta to whole grains. Use bread crumbs for frying and freshly brewed biscuits for an afternoon tea!
- Serve full grain breakfast – Do you know 30-50% of the full grain intake as recommended can be taken with a breakfast cereal meal? Check the cereal packaging to ensure full grain is the # 1 herb.
- Highlight your breakfast – Be more creative! Add fruits or mix breakfast cereals with parfait yogurt for a more nutritious and nutritious meal.
You and your family should not miss the amazing benefits of this whole grain! Full cereals contain a variety of nutrients and benefits to ensure a healthy diet.
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1. Right click on the images above.
2. Choose “saved image”.
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4. After that, download as steps 1 and 2.
As a conclusion, hope you can find what are you looking for in this blog. By the way, here is another link for you. Top 37 Most Delicious Foods Colouring Pages Printable For Children. It is a stack of food colouring pages. Enjoy!