Cereals accompany the person from the moment of appearance on Earth. This is his very first and most natural food, not only giving strength, but also positively affecting health.
Benefits of cereals
It is due to their high energy value in combination with a balanced vitamin-mineral set. In this regard, shells and germs of grains are considered particularly valuable.
In addition to plant fiber, all cereal crops contain starchy carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Cereals are also good because all dishes based on them are excellently processed and well digested.
Cooks, nutritionists, sportsmen, doctors prefer and recommend cereals, which are obtained from wheat, buckwheat, barley, rye, corn and oats.
And naturopaths inject cereals into the formulation of medications, usually infusions and decoctions. Herbalists have their own preferences – oats, barley, corn and buckwheat.
Buckwheat and rye
Buckwheat groats are the record among other cereals in terms of cobalt, iron, calcium, fluorine, iodine, potassium, zinc and molybdenum. Buckwheat proteins are not only able to replace meat, but are also digested much faster than animal proteins.
In buckwheat (against the background of oats and wheat) is much less carbohydrates, but they are classified as complex, which means they digest for a long time, giving a feeling of satiety.
Buckwheat is the favorite product of nutritionists who recommend it to those who suffer from diabetes or overweight. Cellulose buckwheat accelerates intestinal peristalsis, and iron is necessary for everyone who has hemoglobin lowered.
Rye, considered the closest relative of wheat, surpasses it by a unique amino acid composition, but contains less gluten.
Fructose in rye flour is 5 times more than in wheat flour, there are also vitally important vitamins of group B, PP, E and A (inhibiting aging). There are a lot of microelements – phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium and iron. Grains of rye have antioxidant properties, act as an anti-inflammatory and anti-allergenic agent.
Rye bakery and other products have a beneficial effect on the work of the heart and blood vessels, normalize the microflora, enhance intestinal motility and support immunity. Rye is indicated to all who suffer from colitis and chronic constipation.
There is evidence that this cereal crop, included in the diet, protects against malignant neoplasms of the stomach, throat, lungs and breast.
You can find a recipe for rye bread and cook them at home to make sure of the excellent taste and therapeutic qualities of cereals.
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