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7 best cereals for a healthy diet

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
7 best cereals for a healthy diet. Source: volshebnaya-eda

If you decide to eat right, then your diet should consist of 40% cereals, as well as vegetables, fish, and fruits. But it's worth remembering that not all cereals are healthy.

The FoodOboz editorial team has prepared a list of 7 cereals that are useful and essential for both proper nutrition and dieting because they contain complex carbohydrates necessary for energy and generally have a positive effect on health and well-being.

1. Wild rice

Wild rice

Wild rice is the best source of antioxidants and protein. Compared to other rice, it has a stronger flavor and denser texture.

2. Quinoa

How to cook quinoa

It is very high in protein, and it is best to mix quinoa with beans or lentils to get additional vegetable protein and use it as a side dish. You can also just add it to a salad or mix it with a banana and honey.

3. Barley

Light dishes can be prepared from barley

Add it to light dinner dishes to increase the amount of fiber or make a salad by combining your favorite raw vegetables, cheese and barley dressing.

4. Millet

Millet contains a lot of magnesium

It is high in magnesium, which contributes to bone health. Additional nutrients in millet include iron and zinc.

How to cook bulgur

It has the lowest amount of carbohydrates per serving. Bulgur is a great option for those who are watching their carbohydrates. But people with allergies or gluten intolerance should be extremely careful with it.

6. Oatmeal

Oatmeal porridge

It's a versatile grain that can be eaten sweet, savory, mixed, or as oatmeal flakes. Try adding fruit, cinnamon, and nuts to your oatmeal if you prefer it sweet, or eggs and green onions. Oatmeal also goes well with smoothies.

7. Corn grits

Corn contains antioxidants

It contains antioxidants and helps to restore the correct intestinal microflora, gently cleansing the body thanks to its fiber. Corn grits are gluten-free and contain B, E, A, H, tryptophan and lysine, iron, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. It is important that dishes made from it reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of stomach, gallbladder and liver diseases.

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