What Are The Different Types
Different Types of Grains Grains are
simply just the seeds of different types of plants. Whole
grains are the healthiest of all grains because they contain
all three parts of the grain and this means the bran, the
endosperm and the germ.
The bran composes the outer layer of the seed and it is high
in many minerals including iron, riboflavin, magnesium, niacin,
phosphorus, thiamine and zinc. Most of the fiber of the seed is
contained in the bran.
Barley is a grain that is rich in beta glutens which is a
form of fiber that is very effective at decreasing the risk of
heart disease by decreasing the low density lipoprotein in the
arteries, also sometimes referred to as LDL cholesterol or bad
The best form of barley to eat is the hulled, waxy forms
that are readily available in health food stores and some
grocery stores. When purchasing barley always look for the word
unpearled on the packaging as this means that is both
unprocessed and also very high in its fiber content.
Be aware that fiber in any form beneficial in lowering blood
pressure levels. When choosing a bran cereal always buy one
that is high in wheat bran content. No other form of insoluble
fiber is better at making the stools function properly as well
as fighting cancer.
It is believed by researchers that the swifter toxins are
able to move through the bowels and be eliminated the lower a
risk an individual has of developing colorectal cancer. Choose
a bran cereal that is able to provide you with five grams of
fiber in each serving or more.
Oats act like a sponge in the body at soaking up cholesterol
and therefore are excellent when it comes to decreasing the
level of LDL cholesterol in the blood. Oats are a form of
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Consuming at least three grams per day of oats is believed
to lessen bad cholesterol by 5.6 percent in a matter of six
weeks. The more oats you eat the lower will your LDL
cholesterol be. Whole wheat bread and whole wheat flour
contains vitamin B6 and magnesium and the fiber content in it
is triple that found in white bread and whole flour
Vitamin B6 is particularly relevant as
individual ages because it works to keep the immune system as
strong as it can possibly be. Do not just consume whole wheat
bread but let whole wheat extend to pastas and baked goods as
well. Wheat germ is full of a tremendous amount of nutrients
and is excellent to sprinkle atop breakfast cereal or porridge
to get the day off to a good start.
Cranberries are a good source of vitamin C,
and taste good as a juice blend. Whole berries
in a blender will give your smoothie a
fantastic looking colour and sneak in a massive
amount of vitamin C.
If you drink cranberry juice it can also
protect you against repeat urinary tract
Cranberries are also good to eat to help
your body fight inflammations and they can also
inhibit the growth of e-coli...
Wheat germ can also be sprinkled over yogurt,
soaps, casseroles and a variety of other recipes as it has kind
of a bland flavor that does not make it work well alone.
Consuming merely a quarter cup of wheat germ supplies a person
with all of the B vitamins, as well as iron, zinc, magnesium
and five grams of fiber. Wheat germ is also rich in chromium,
manganese and vitamin E.