Marga Mulino Grain Flaker Health Benefits
Grain’s high fiber content is vital to a healthy digestive system. Whole grain fiber is nature’s “scrub brush” to clear the intestines and colon of the buildup to which many medical experts credit cancer, diverticulitis, constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and other digestive disorders.
Grains are great source of protein, without the fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol that come with meat. Oats are especially healthy, having 26 grams of protein per cup.
Unrefined grains provide complex carbohydrates (good carbs), which give us the energy we need to get through each day. These complex carbohydrates are digested slowly and balance blood glucose, helping to prevent metabolism problems like diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Vitamins & Minerals
The grain refining process removes the bran and the germ, leaving only the starchy endosperm. Without the bran and germ, about 25% of a grain’s protein is taken away, and over 17 key nutrients are lost. A few vitamins and minerals are usually added in again to make “enriched” refined grains, but whole grains are much healthier, providing more protein, more fiber, and many important vitamins and minerals—in the forms and amounts that our bodies need.