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Health benefits of eating whole grain meals than processed grains

BY: Deena David | Category: Food and Drinks | Post Date: 2009-09-29

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Any processed food is considered to be unhealthy these days. It is actually true. This is because all the processed foods have gone through many processes where the important ingredients that are very beneficial for the person have been removed in the processing.

Whole grains are considered one of the healthy food options. People who are at a high risk of getting cardiac disease are asked to eat food that contains whole grains because of the important health benefits they offer. This article lists the most important health benefits of eating food that contains whole grains.

1. Heart diseases:
People who have already suffered from cardiac diseases or those who are at a high risk of having cardio vascular problems will benefit from eating meals with whole grain. This is because of the high fiber content in these whole grains. Another reason for the decreased heart problem is due to the presence of cholesterol lowering agents in the whole grains. The lowered cholesterol prevents the deposition of various atherosclerotic plaques in the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. These coronary arteries are free from clogging by fat deposits if a person eats whole grain meals. This prevents the risks and even reduces risk of heart diseases.

2. Diabetes:
People who have diabetes will have positive health benefits from eating meals with whole grains at least once a day. This is because the phytic acid present in the whole grains help to prevent the diabetes from becoming severe. In fact this substance helps to reduce the glucose levels in the blood.

3. Weight loss:
Another important health benefit of whole grain food is that eating food that is rich in fiber helps to reduce the weight of the person. There are many methods in which the fiber can reduce the weight. Fiber in the food causes increased absorption of the water and created roughage in the stools. This causes the person to have decreased risk of getting colon cancer. Weight loss is present because the person does not feel hungry when the food is rich in fiber.

4. Cancer is prevented:
As said already, the presence of fiber decreases the risk of the person getting cancer. Other cancers like breast cancer, abdominal cancer are prevented by eating food that has whole grains and cereals in it.

5. Bones:
The whole grain food that is taken as part of the diet also has another important health benefit. This is because of the presence of many minerals in the whole grain and cereals. One of the most important minerals that is present is magnesium. This along with the Calcium helps to prevent loss of minerals from the bones. It helps to strengthen the bones. In many people who are old and are at a very high risk of osteoporosis and also fractures, eating a diet that is rich in whole grains will help to prevent these problems.

These are the various health benefits of eating food that has whole grains and cereals at least for one meal a day

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About Author / Additional Info: I have completed my Masters Degree in Paediatric Nursing. I am a writer with a passion for writing. I have been writing for some blogs and other sites. Comments are welcome at the following e mail address: deenaanddavid@gmail.com

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