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Video: The Healthiest Cereals
The role of slow carbohydrates in the proper functioning of the body is enormous, and one of the main sources from where they can be obtained is cereals. You can endlessly joke about the deficiency of buckwheat, but it is really very useful and in an emergency it can provide the body with most of the nutrients it needs. But buckwheat is not the only cereal available in stores. There are equally (and sometimes more) healthy grains that deserve space on your kitchen cabinet shelf. Below you will find a list of 5 of the healthiest cereals that can easily compete with such a popular buckwheat.
Barley is not as popular as wheat or rice, although it deserves no less attention. Its grains contain fiber, B vitamins and help lower cholesterol levels. Two types of cereals are made from barley - pearl barley and barley, they differ in size and degree of processing. Any of them will serve as an excellent side dish and suitable for cooking porridge (it is especially tasty with the addition of dried fruits and nuts).
During the production process, white rice is cleaned not only from the dark shell, but also from about 75% of all its nutrients (including magnesium, phosphorus, antioxidants and B vitamins). Choose red, brown and black rice for your meals. All of these types are rich in various trace elements, and will also add a sophisticated taste to your dish.
Quinoa is technically seeds, not grains, but it contains more protein than any other grain crop. In addition, it is an excellent source of omega-3 acids, making quinoa an essential food for vegetarians. Try adding it to a salad or preparing it on its own with dried herbs and garlic.
Bulgur is not a separate cereal crop, but just a way of processing wheat grain. It differs from the more popular (and, by the way, less useful) millet and semolina by the fact that during processing the grain shell, containing up to 80% of all nutrients, is not destroyed. This fact makes bulgur one of the healthiest cereals. It is rich in vitamin B3, potassium, calcium, manganese and fiber.
Corn grits, despite their rather high calorie content, are a real storehouse of nutrients. It contains vitamins A, C, E, K, PP, several B vitamins, potassium, iron and magnesium. This set of vitamins and minerals strengthens the immune system, removes toxins from the body, improves the functioning of the brain and the entire nervous system, and helps in the prevention of many chronic diseases. Make sure that corn porridge fits into your calorie intake, and then you will not be gaining weight.
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