Grains group of cereals such as wheat is a nutrient-dense foods. However, the processing of grain it can reduce the integrity of the nutrients derived.
Regional Nutrition and External Affairs Manager of Cereal Partners Worldwide Asia-Middle, East Africa, Ece Durukan said, whole grains and not whole different merits.
"Whole grains are not the same as ordinary wheat. Wheat intact nutritional still incomplete because it is not through the milling process," says Ece in the event of Nestle Breakfast Cereals.
Ece explains, whole wheat consists of the seed coat, endosperm, and germ. On the whole grains, there is still a seed coat that is rich in fiber, antioxidants, B vitamins, and minerals.
Polished, white wheat is not also there are seeds that contain protein, magnesium, vitamin B and E, and essential fats. While the wheat that has Polished, white, ie which have been cleaned or bleached, leaving only part of the endosperm. Endosperm contains carbohydrates, B vitamins, and protein.
"A lot of beneficial nutrients that can not be obtained if only the regular wheat consumption, not whole grains," said Ece.
Ece revealed, according to the study, consumption of whole grains can keep body weight stable or not obesity, reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk, as well as healthy digestion.
According Ece, whole grain consumption should be 48 grams per day to meet the nutritional intake of a person. "Eating whole grains or cereal at breakfast. Then, plus milk and fruits such as apples will be more healthy and complete."
The same thing is said to be a pediatrician field of nutrition and metabolic diseases Devaera Yoga. According to Yoga, the consumption of whole cereals group can also be obtained from yet Polished, white rice, brown rice, for example extant skin.