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Why you should eat whole grains more often and 5 whole grains to keep your family healthy

Grains are often referred to as rich source of fibre which are essential for the body. They are classified as whole and refined grains, whole grains contain the bran, germ and endosperm which make it more nutritious and healthier than refined grains. However, experts revealed that whole grains should be consumed more than refined grains because of many reasons, some of which will be highlighted here.

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 1. Whole grains contains vitamins and minerals needed for body growth and development.

2. Whole grains prevents high blood pressure, diabetes and other ailments.

3. They contain a lot of fibre therefore helps in easy digestion.

4. They help in weight control therefore preventing obesity.

5. Whole grain contains B vitamins that helps in metabolism of the body. These are few of the numerous benefits of eating whole grains.

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Generally, there are many healthy whole grains, 5 of which will be talked about in this article. 

1. Whole wheat

It contains essential vitamins and minerals for body development. 

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2. Millet 

Millets are rich source of antioxidants which reduce inflammation and also control blood sugar level.

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3. Brown rice

Studies revealed that brown rice is a great alternative to white rice because the latter has been refined. Brown rice contains antioxidants that are great for the body, perhaps that is why it is recommended as baby cereal.

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4. Corn

Corn has been categorized as one of the most eaten whole grains throughout the world. It contains antioxidants and essential nutrients for the body.

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5. Oats

They are one of the best whole grains because they did not have gluten.

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Reference: Healthline

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