May 22, 2011

Whole Grain

This time i want to share with all of you about whole grain..Let me introduce it,

Whole grains are important sources of fiber and nutrients. A whole grain is an unprocessed plant kernel that

contains three parts: the bran, germ, and endosperm. The bran is the fiber-rich part of a grain kernel.

The germ is nutrient rich and is a good source of selenium, magnesium, potassium, B vitamins, and iron as well as other nutrients. The endosperm is the starchy, inner part of the grain.

This is whole grain.

Unfortunatelly,when grains are milled or refined, the bran and germ portions are removed,leaving only the endosperm. Refining removes important dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals and other naturally-occurring plant nutrients.Though most refined grains are enriched with vitamins and iron after processing. Meaning that, only nutrients are added back, but not for fiber. Therefore, because of the lack of fiber, refined grains are digested, converted to glucose, and absorbed into the blood stream quickly which leads to a rapid and significant increase in blood glucose and insulin levels. Due to this connection to elevated post-meal blood glucose and insulin levels, highly refined diets have been linked to obesity, development of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Refined grain

So, do you realize now? Refined grain is grain that have less benefit than whole grain. But, people choose appearance rather than the huge nutrient inside. It is just same as they look at people!

OK2....check it up...some example of whole grains and refined grains

Whole grains include: bread or pasta made from whole-wheat flour, oatmeal (but not the instant type), brown rice, buckwheat, popcorn, whole cornmeal, wild rice, and barley.

Refined grains include: white rice, white flour, bread and pasta products made from white flour, refined breakfast cereals , snack foods, "instant" grain products (for example oatmeal or rice).

So,how about "Beras cap Rambutan", "Beras Jati" and " Beras Taj Mahal Faiza Herba Ponni".

Are all brands of that rice are whole grain? Think about it..

Look cute,right?

How about this?

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