Four reasons why you should include wheat grain in your diet

Wheat grain has been a valuable food for thousands of years. The whole wheat bread packs the nutrition of all three components of the wheat grain. 

By Irengbam Jenny | Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 23:28 PM IST

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Wheat grain has been a valuable food for thousands of years. The whole wheat bread packs the nutrition of all three components of the wheat grain.

The rough layer of the grain is valuable for its fiber. The wheat bread is high in nutrients and its a good source of carbohydrates.

Here are few health benefits of wheat grain:

Relieves bowel syndrome:

Bread from wheat grain is a good source of bran fiber. The bran in wheat bread improves the bowel movements by softening and increasing the bulk of the stools, making them easier to pass through the intestines. It also provide relief from irritable bowel syndrome.

Reduces Risk of Heart Disease:

Whole grains reduces the risk of coronary heart disease. Three servings of whole grains in daily diet could lower risk of coronary heart disease.

Lowers Risk of Weight Gain:

Bread made with wheat grain helps you in maintaining a healthy weight. The risk of weight gain is less in women who eat more whole grains than women who eat refined grain products, such as white bread.

Promotes Mental Health:

Whole wheat grain is the vital wheat germ or embryo of the seed that contains vitamins B and vitamin E. Vitamins B and vitamin E may protect against diseases of mental decline, such as Alzheimer's.