Wellness - Nutrition | 3-18 yrs

Whole Grains For Children

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Whole grains are the building blocks of our body and are known to provide us with the required strength and improve immunity. They are rich in proteins, antioxidants, vitamin B, fiber, and should be consumed in ample quantity on a daily basis. During growing age, children require extra fiber so that their body can grow well without compromising on nutrition, and so, whole grains are the best food for them. Some of the frequently used whole grains include Barley, Wheat and Brown rice. A daily intake of whole grains is known to lower the risk of heart disease, obesity, and cancer. They are also known to improve digestion and thus lower the risk of diarrhea, constipation and other digestive problems. Whole grains are known to have added benefits such as lowering blood pressure and help control weight. America’s popular nutritional therapy practitioner, Tosca Reno says, "Clean eating is avoiding all processed food, relying on fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains rather than prepackaged or fast foods."

Whole grains make you feel full thus preventing cravings and also control blood sugar. It is known that whole grains can help with effective distribution of body fat and also provide you the added benefits of Vitamin C and calcium. Whole grains are an excellent food option for breakfast, lunch or dinner as they are considered to be a complete package in terms of nutritional value. Whole grains are an integral food element of Indian kitchen and are used in almost everything from chapatis to biryani.

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