People who have a high sugar content or are on a diet is recommended to consume foods made from wheat. In Indonesia, the wheat was not the main meal. But it would not hurt if you select wheat consumption from now, because health is very friendly.
Dr. Joanne Slavin, from the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota, the U.S. states of wheat to help shape a better body because it contains a variety of low-fat nutrient which can enrich the daily diet, such as complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, vegetable protein, phytokimia, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. In every 100 grams of wheat contained 3.1 mg of iron and 36 mg of calcium that are useful, among other things, cure coronary heart disease and high blood.
Porridge oats (oatmeal) and cereals are the best carbohydrate source, because it is made from grain that is processed by not eliminating the source of fiber. According to Dr. Prapti Utami, an herbalist, consultant and author of “Therapy With Medicinal Plants’, wheat contain fiber and folic acid can reduce and cure coronary heart disease.
Research Effect of Cholesterol Levels Of Oatmeal (1999) showed that consumption of 70 grams of oatmeal on a daily basis to bind cholesterol and remove it from the body.
Medium American Cancer Society study, showed oatmeal is a soluble fiber that can lower LDL cholesterol without lowering HDL cholesterol. Although there is a more rapid pharmacological therapy for lowering LDL, but more healthy grain cereal therapy and without side effects. Oatmeal has a low index glikemi.
Oatmeal is also very good for diabetics because it could prove to stabilize blood sugar levels after meals thanks fitratnya acid content, and provide a protective effect against the risk of colon cancer cell growth.
Despite having a lot of phytochemical compounds, wheat is the food safe from addictive substances. ”Most of oatmeal products do not contain any addictive ingredients. In fact there are no preservatives or coloring in the majority of oatmeal products,” said Dr. Prapti.
According to the study, 50 percent of women aged over 20 years could meet the nutritional needs of essential kinds of calcium, folic acid, vitamin B6, vitamin A and E, and iron by eating wheat. Cereals contain vitamins A, D, calcium which is useful for bone health, and energy enhancer of iron and vitamin B, and folic acid, and vitamin E.
B vitamins are found mainly in whole grains will stimulate production of serotonin, a hormone and neurotransmitter substance that will send soothing signals in the brain.Elisa Zied, RD, author of Nutrition at Your Fingertips said that whole wheat body will digest slowly so that any released serotonin would last long.
Wheat presents a practical way
- Serve whole-grain cereal with a sauce or soup soup that uses natural herbs. Avoid using salt or flavorings excessive because it would contradict with the benefits of oats.
- Taste for healthier and more attractive appearance, mix some vegetables such as carrots, red beans, broccoli, and fruits such as kiwi, strawberries, grapes, or peaches.
- Boil 4 cups of water and one cup of oatmeal in a saucepan. Stir until dissolved, turn off the flame. Let the oatmeal in a pan covered overnight. As will be presented, reheat to warm oatmeal.
- Combine ½ cup of oatmeal with two glasses of water in the bowl, which can accommodate 8 cups of water. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, heat in the microwave for five minutes. Mix well, warm up again in the microwave for five minutes.
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