Nutrition and Energy in Whole Grains
Dietary Food Nutrients, Vitamins, Minerals and Glycemic Index GI Value of Whole Grain Cereals/Flour

Nutritional Value of Whole Grains

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Diet Nutrients, Micronutrients in Whole Grains

Food Nutrition in Whole Grains

Cereal whole grains (eg. barley, buckwheat, bulgur, couscous, maize, millet, oats, rye, semolina and wheat) as well as the flours and other foods made from them, are an exceptionally nutritious part of any healthy diet as they supply fiber and a range of other nutrients. They are referred to as "whole grains" because they comprise the entire grain seed (kernel) which includes 3 elements - the bran, the germ, and the endosperm. By comparison, in the case of refined non-whole grain cereals, much of the bran and some of the germ is removed during the refining process, resulting in a significant lowering of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, lignans, phytoestrogens, phenolic compounds, and phytic acid. The latest Dietary Guidelines For Americans state that at least 50 percent of carbohydrate consumed should be whole grain. People with celiac disease or gluten intolerance should avoid wheat, barley, oats and rye, as all contain gluten.

Energy in Whole Grains

The calorie content of whole grain cereals (100g serving size) varies from 50 to 400 calories depending on type.

Nutrients in Whole Grains

Whole grain cereals are high in complex carbohydrate (inc. soluble and insoluble fiber) and contain varying amounts of protein and fat.

Vitamins in Whole Grains

All whole grain cereal contains members of the B-vitamin complex, but no vitamin C.

Minerals in Whole Grains

Whole grains typically contain a variety of iron, potassium, magnesium and calcium.

Glycemic Index (GI) Value For Whole Grains

Wholegrain cereals typically have a low-medium GI value.

Most Nutritious Types of Whole Grains

All commonly available whole grain cereals are a valuable part of any healthy eating plan. They provide good dietary nutrition and maintain stable glood glucose levels.

Nutrition in Types of Whole Grain Cereal

Acorn Flour
Arrowroot Flour
Barley Flour
Barley Malt Flour
Bleached Wheat Flour

Bread Flour
Buckwheat Flour
Bulgur, Cooked
Bulgur, Dry
Carob Flour
Chickpea Flour
Corn Bran
Corn Flour
Corn Grits
Cottonseed Flour
Couscous, Cooked
Couscous, Dry
Durum Wheat
Millet, Cooked
Millet, Raw
Millet, Puffed
Oat Flour
Oat Life
Oat Bran
Oat Bran, Raw
Oat Bran Flakes
Oat Bran Rolls
Oatmeal Crisp
Oats, Instant
Peanut Flour
Peanut Flour, Low-Fat
Pearl Barley
Rice Flour
Rye Flour
Self-Raising Flour
Sesame Flour
Soy Flour
Soy Flour, Low Fat
Sunflower Seed Flour
Triticale Flour
Wheat Flour
White Flour
White Rice Flour
Whole Grain Corn Flour
Whole Grain Wheat Flour

Weight Control, Exercise and Nutrition

Some people who want to lose weight make the mistake of focusing exclusively on calorie-intake and counting calories. Although keeping track of energy intake is vital, energy expenditure is also important. So too is diet nutrition, because when we maintain a healthy body and metabolism, we burn calories faster. In short, if you want to lose weight, make sure you eat a healthy diet in order to obtain all your necessary nutrients.

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