10 reasons why whole grains are particularly healthyadmin
1. Food for the nerves
In times of stress, it helps to use starchy grain products that continuously supply our body with energy. The B vitamins contained in whole grain products ensure top mental performance and oats in particular are said to strengthen the nerves and brain.
It is well known that whole grain products contain a lot of healthy carbohydrates. Carbohydrates often have a bad reputation and are considered fattening. These prejudices are due to diet culture. Carbohydrates are important sources of energy that keep you full for longer. Whole grain products contain complex carbohydrates, which cause the blood sugar level to rise only slowly, which means that little insulin is released and fat burning is boosted. In addition, whole grains fill you up quickly and for a long time, protecting you from cravings.
3. Vital substance bombs
For white flour, only the endosperm inside the grain is ground. Therefore, it only contains starch. Whole grain flour, on the other hand, uses the whole grain. It is rich in valuable ingredients that are found in the outer layers of the grain and in the germ. These are above all the important vitamins B1, B2, B6 and E, as well as the minerals iron, copper, magnesium, manganese and potassium.
4. Better Aging
Those who eat a lot of whole grains put less belly fat around the internal organs. Even more than other fat cells, this belly fat is partly to blame for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and insulin resistance, all of which can lead to cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes.
5. Cleansing for the intestines
There is a lot of dietary fiber in the germ of the grain. These carbohydrates are not digested, but are important as “cleansers” for our digestive organs. They stimulate the intestinal muscles and prevent constipation with sufficient fluid intake. Furthermore, every gram of dietary fiber reduces the risk of colon cancer.
6. Controlled quality
When we know where our food comes from, it tastes even better. Most grain products come 100% from controlled organic farming in Austria.
7. Healthy variety
It doesn’t always have to be wheat. Rye, for example, contains the most vitamins of all grains and has a very high proportion of lignans. The cell wall components with a phytoestrogenic effect have a harmonizing effect on hormone levels in the body and have an antioxidant effect.
8. Fast, easy and helpful change
Any change in our diet, in whatever direction, can initially cause problems and difficulties for the intestines. This need not be. Easily digestible types of grain, such as spelled or organic einkorn, are also particularly well received by newcomers, as is finely ground wholemeal bread.
9. Help with periodontitis
Regular consumption of whole grain products can reduce the risk of inflammation of the gums. Scientists suspect that the beneficial effect of fibers on blood sugar is the main reason for this.
10. Vital recipe for life
Start the day full of energy with whole grain cereal flakes and fresh fruit. Breakfast is particularly important and should therefore be healthy. Oatmeal porridge or muesli with a high proportion of whole grains keep you fit and full for a long time.