8 Whole Grain Foods that can help you Slim Down

By:Himanshu Sharma, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 10, 2015

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Whole grains are an excellent source of protein, fibre and many important essential nutrients. There can be a plenty of reasons for you to consider whole grain foods and one of them is weight loss.
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    Whole Grain for Weight

    Whole grains are healthy. They are an excellent source of protein, fibre and many important essential nutrients. Moreover, whole grains provide a host of antioxidants that are difficult to find in other sources. There can be a plenty of reasons for you to consider whole grain foods and one of them includes weight loss.

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    Whole Wheat

    Whole wheat is readily found in bread and pasta products. When you’re shopping for any whole-grain product, take a look at the label and make sure it says "100 percent whole wheat". Don’t let food marketers trick you with words such as “multigrain”.

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    Corn

    Corn contains B vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, and is also high in antioxidants. High-fibre corn fills you up to help you lose weight. It is also an excellent snacking option (popcorn) for those trying to lose weight.

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    Whole Oats

    Oats, except those that contain high-fructose corn syrup, can help you lose weight. Stick to the old-fashioned, unsweetened kind and add a little fruit or honey for flavour.

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    Brown Rice

    Brown rice makes a good staple when you are trying to lose weight. When you pick brown rice over white, you get many antioxidants, magnesium, phosphorus, and B vitamins which otherwise you wouldn’t get.

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    Whole Grain Barley

    A healthy diet for sustained weight loss should consist of a variety of foods, and whole grain barley could feature in it. It is rich in fibre and thus promotes weight loss.

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    Whole Rye

    According to a research done at the Organic Center, rye has more nutrients per 100-calorie serving than most  other whole grain foods. It has more fibre than standard whole wheat products.

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    Buckwheat

    Whole grain buckwheat, a very good alternative to wheat, can be very helpful in inducing weight loss. It is an excellent grain-based source of magnesium that keeps your energy levels up.

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    Quinoa

    Quinoa is a low-calorie food which promotes satiety and keeps a check on your overall calorie intake. It also provides nutrients, minerals and energy needed for weight loss and staying in top shape.

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