If you want to eat healthy grains, pay attention to these little things – at least according to experts.
too much It is chosen as breakfast the corn chipsBecause it's quick, simple, and lively, it's not complicated to make. There is confusion of abundance on grocery store shelves, and the palette is wide, but it is not an easy task for us if we want to eat something healthy. According to experts, we should start by avoiding artificially colored cereals with cartoon characters on the package in the first place. Be on the lookout, because leading brands tend to make misleading claims about the health ingredients and other health benefits of certain cereals, hiding some not-so-good features, like the amount of added sugar.
How do you choose healthy grains?
Amy Goren, owner of Amy Goren Nutrition in New York, recommends cereals made from whole grains, oats, wheat or cornmeal.
“Let's look at the list of cereal ingredients and make sure the first ingredient is whole grain. This ingredient could be whole wheat, oats, cornmeal, or other grains. – The specialist recommends.
According to the expert, the ratio of nutrients is also important. If a serving of grain has at least 3 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, no more than 4-6 grams of sugar, and 45-60 grams of carbohydrates, it's ideal.
“Protein and fiber help us feel full longer.” The specialist said.
As for added sugar: let us follow the principle of less sometimes more, and fruit sugar should be in a greater proportion in our plate. Unlike whole grains, refined grains like white flour and cornmeal contain little fibre, vitamins and minerals, are digested more quickly and have a high glycemic index, which can lead to overeating or make us feel hungry again after a few hours. Which makes us feel hungry again. Sit down again to eat.