Studies had shown that people who eat whole grain foods daily as part of low fat diet and healthy lifestyle are less likely to gain weight overtime.
The influence of whole grains on body weight regulation is that they are rich in dietary fiber. As such, it promotes satiation making you feel full longer, thus prevent you from eating between meals and piling on empty calories.
Health experts however, believe that eating whole grains regularly help keep you in good health.
Research suggests also, that whole grains package of fiber minerals, vitamins and carbohydrates help reduce the risks of heart disease and some cancers.
To increase your intake, use whole grain bread for sandwiches and whole grain pasta makes great salads too.
One of the best sources of grains are oatmeals and breakfast cereals. You can lose weight by aiming for at least three servings of whole grains a day.
Make it a point to check out the word “whole wheat”, on its ingredient label whenever you purchased canned or packed whole grain products.
Grains by the way, are seeds of cereal grasses such as wheat, corn, oats, barley and rice. A grain seed is made up of three main parts: the bran, the germ and the endosperm.
The bran which is the outer layer is rich in fiber. The germ is the embryo or the inner layer contains minerals, vitamins B, E and anti-oxidants. The endosperm, the middle layer provides energy, carbohydrates and proteins.
Eating a diet rich in whole grains helps you maintain a healthy body, trim and fit in an effective and inexpensive way.