A healthy diet starts at the base of the food pyramid with plenty of whole grains, fruits and vegetables. These foods have a good source of fibre and are often low in fat and cholesterol.
Our organic grains like rice, quinoa and millet are versatile sources of whole grains and carbohydrates.
Whole grains contain the entire seed of the plant, consisting of the bran, germ and endosperm, enclosed by a husk that prevents pests, sunlights and disease from getting in. Instead, refined grains remove the bran and germ, leaving only the endosperm. This reduces 25% of the grain’s proteins and 17 key nutrients.
Most whole grains also have a low glycemic index, which is slowly digested, producing lower fluctuations in blood glucose levels. This can help with reducing inflammation, insulin levels and risk of some cancers. Whole grains also contain large amounts of antioxidants, B vitamins, vitamin E, magnesium, iron and ﬁber. Whole grains are also known to reduce the risks of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity.
In addition, whole grains also contain high amounts of water-soluble and insoluble fibres. The water-insoluble fibres found in wheat bran help prevent constipation and diverticular disease and have been associated with a decreased risk for bowel cancer. The water-soluble fibres in oat bran and barley have been shown to lower blood cholesterol and blood glucose levels, which helps in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Whole grains are also mostly gluten-free. Grains like rice, millet, and quinoa are healthy alternatives to wheat grains and consuming the whole grains of them ensures that you still obtain the nutritional value of folic acid and iron.
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Rice is a staple in Asian cultures. Brown, wild and black rice ensures that the grain is still intact and not refined, retaining all valuable nutrients for consumption. Rice is one of the least allergenic grains, lowering inflammation for those who have food sensitivities. It also contains beneficial B vitamins, phosphorus, selenium, and magnesium.
Millet Grain contains high fibre levels that may help reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol while boosting high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol. The fibre content of millet also supports heart health by reducing blood pressure and the risk for heart attack and stroke.
Pearl Barley contains a large amount of protein in every gram compared to brown rice, making it suitable for vegans and vegetarians. It is also rich in magnesium, iron and vitamin B6.
Quinoa is an excellent superfood with nutritional content. contains all nine essential amino acids – including lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack. It is also high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which are beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of disease. It is also a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese, several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fibre.Buckwheat is a grain-like seed grown throughout Asia and in parts of Europe and North America and is a great source for plant-based protein. It is packed with manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, niacin, zinc, folate, and vitamin B6. Furthermore, it helps to reduce inflammation and lower LDL, or “bad cholesterol” levels and has high levels of antioxidants and phenolic compounds, which may help to fight certain types of cancer.