What Are the Health Benefits of Wholegrain?
Main Benefits of Wholegrains
Studies have shown that eating wholegrains instead of refined grains can lower the risk of many chronic diseases. This is of course as part of a balanced healthy diet, just introducing wholegrains into your diet won’t quite make you a health guru (it’s a start!).
After all, a wholegrain cookie is better for you than a regular one, but it is still a cookie!
|According to the wholegrain council, there are a few real health benefits linked with eating wholegrain foods.
Contrary to belief, whole grains can actually support weight loss and help you maintain a healthy weight better, because fibre creates a healthy digestive system.
What About Gluten?
One potential downside to eating more wholegrains is that a number of them also contain gluten. While there are some wholegrains that are gluten free, it does makes it harder for those with coeliac disease.
It is important to remember, though, that there is no evidence that gluten rich diets do any harm to those without the disease. Foods such as buckwheat, quinoa and brown rice are all examples of gluten-free wholegrains.
|Wholegrains are not the solution for all your dietary problems, but they can lead to a much healthier, well-balanced diet.
Some of the other benefits that are linked with whole grains include:
These are just some examples of how gradually introducing whole grains can lead to various health benefits. As with anything, it is also important to have a well-balanced diet, so any changes should be introduced in moderation.
One of the simplest ways to introduce wholegrains into your diet is by eating brown rice and quinoa, and below are some delicious recipes to get you started! Simply click the title to be taken to the recipe.
Rice, Quinoa & Grilled Halloumi Salad
Teriyaki Salmon Rice Bowl