Here are 5 reasons why adding cereals to soups is healthy -
- Whole grains (cereal grains containing cereal germ, endosperm, and bran) like wheat, oats, barley, maize, brown rice, etc. are rich in dietary fiber, complex carbohydrates, oils, fats, vitamins, and minerals.
- Bran, or the outer layer of a grain, is rich in niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and zinc. The endosperm or kernel, which is the core of the grain, contains protein, and carbohydrates. The cereal germ is rich in Vitamin E, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, and Zinc. Cereals are also rich in protein.
- Cereals are also a healthy source of lipids and polyunsaturated fats, including omega-3 linolenic acid.
- Cereals are cholesterol-free, and a great source of antioxidants and phytochemicals. The phytochemicals in cereals have been found effective in lowering the risk of coronary diseases and high cholesterol levels.
- The high-fiber content in cereals has been found effective in reducing the risk of colon cancer and diverticulitis and maintaining stable blood sugar levels.