How Healthy Is Broken Wheat Or Daliya?
Broken wheat or our very own daliya has a lot of health benefits in store for us. It has a different nutty flavour, is packed with nutrients and is low in calories. An indispensable part of Indian diet, you can have it with milk for breakfast or with veggies for lunch!
Let us unravel the benefits of broken wheat
Broken wheat and weight loss
I kept this benefit on the top because I know that every woman wants to lose weight and that too desperately. Yes, eating broken wheat will help you maintain a healthy body weight. A study was done by Harvard Medical School and it concluded that women who consumed whole grains regularly in their diet had lower weights than those women who did not eat whole grains. The women who consumed whole grains were also less likely to experience a weight gain than those who ate refined grains. Solid reason for going in for whole grains!!
Broken wheat and metabolic syndrome
Latest research says that refined grains like white rice and maida (refined flour) are linked to an increase in the rates of metabolic syndrome. It is a predictor of both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is quite common in those individuals who eat refined grains and not whole grains. Adding broken wheat and other whole grains to your diet decreases the rate of metabolic syndrome.
Broken wheat and type 2 diabetes
Broken wheat and other whole grains are a good source of magnesium. Magnesium has an important role to play in the body. It is required by more than 300 enzymes, particularly those that contribute to the secretion of insulin and the release of glucose into the blood. There can be up to a 30% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes in those people who consume broken wheat and other whole grains on a regular basis.
Cardiovascular benefits of broken wheat
You can reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol and high blood pressure by 21% by having at least one serving of whole grains like broken wheat every day. When whole grains are a part of your diet, there can be a slowing down of atherosclerosis which is a condition in which the blood vessels narrow down. Whole grains also prevent the narrowing down of the heart’s arterial pathways. In a 2 decades old study, researchers of Harvard Medical School found that having whole grains each morning for breakfast can lower the risk of heart failure immensely.
Broken wheat and prevention of breast cancer
Whole grains have an essential nutrient to offer and that is fibre. A diet rich in fibre helps protect women against the ghastly breast cancer. Pre-menopausal women who get sufficient fibre every day from broken wheat and other whole grains have a 52% lower risk of breast cancer than those women who don’t get sufficient amounts of fibre every day. The fibre you get from fruits may be protective but the fibre from whole grains has a huge hand in the prevention of breast cancer.
Have I given you sufficient reasons to make broken wheat a part of your diet?
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