|Why are Cereals apart of a great breakfast?
1. Cereals are most economic source of energy. They provide about 30 percent of total calories needed to get through the day.
2.They provide both soluble and insoluble fiber which helps to improve peristalsis in the intestine and bulk to the stools. Fiber helps for slow release of glucose from food and maintains sugar levels in the blood.
3. Protein: The protein content of different cereals vanes. Rice contain less protein compared to other cereals. The protein content of different varieties of the same cereal also varies. Proteins are found in all the tissues of the cereals grain.
4. Fats or lipids Considering the amount of cereal consumed, it is estimated that fat percent in cereals can meet more than 50% of our essential fatty acids daily requirements, when consumed in whole cereal as food. Being plant origin, cereals do not contain cholesterol and fats and are in poly unsaturated forms.