Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Try whole grain food

Your body desires carbohydrates mainly for energy.
And the best source of carbohydrates and fibre is from whole grain food like oatmeal, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta and brown rice.
Here are the advantages of whole grains in your diet.
Consuming two servings of whole grains daily lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Whole grain food helps to keep blood sugar and insulin levels under control. And better management of blood sugar and insulin will keep hunger at bay. Thus, by keeping hunger at bay, it helps in losing weight.

Including whole grain food in your diet
- Have a slice of whole grain bread instead of your white bread.
- select a serving of whole grain breakfast cereal in the morning. Substitute white flour with whole wheat flour in your regular recipes for cookies, muffins, fast breads and pancakes.
- Add brown rice, wild rice or barley in your vegetable soup.
- Snack on popcorn rather than chips on movie nights.

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