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Cereals and Pulses occupy a major portion of the food pyramid. They provide the body with a powerful mixture of protective substances including fibre, antioxidant, vitamins and minerals and phytonutrients, and help ward off many diseases.

Typical whole grain food is

  • Low in saturated fat but is a source of polyunsaturated fats that has essential fats.
  • Cholesterol-free
  • High in both soluble and insoluble fibre and resistant starch
  • An excellent source of carbohydrates
  • A significant source of protein
  • A good Source of B group vitamins, including folate
  • A good source of many minerals, such as iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and zinc
  • A good source of antioxidants and phytochemicals.
  • It can help lower blood cholesterol levels.

 

Now a days consumptions of grains has greatly reduced. Our elders used to consume various grains in their daily life that helped them stay healthy.