Health benefits of cereals
Source of Energy: Cereals are the major energy provider in the diet.
High Mineral Content: Ragi, millets, jowar, and bajra have high amounts of minerals and fiber.
Prevent Cancer: Whole wheat products reduce the chances of breast cancer.
Prevent Constipation: Cereals have both insoluble and soluble fibers like cellulose, pectin, and hemicellulose. This prevents constipation.
Maintain Blood Sugar Level: The fiber content in cereals decreases the speed of glucose secretion from the food, thereby maintaining sugar levels in the blood.
Provide Protein: Cereals usually have 6-12% protein.
Source of Vitamins: Cereals are a good source of vitamins B.