8 Grains You Should Be Eating To Lose Weight and 3 You Need To Avoid

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5Whole rye

According to research, rye has several nutrients with each serving more than other grains and 4 times more fiber than regular wheat. Rye gives you almost 50% of your RDA of iron and contains just 100 calories per serving.

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6Whole-grain barley

Barley is great for weight loss and also for reducing levels of cholesterol. When you purchase barley, always go for the whole grain barley and not the pearled version of it because this means it has been partially refined. Eating barley also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and lowers blood pressure.

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7Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a very rich source of protein in comparison to other grains and that also means vegetarians would do well to consume it for protein. Buckwheat is also rich in vitamins and minerals like magnesium that regulates blood pressure. It is also a rich source of dietary fiber.

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8Quinoa

Among all grains, Quinoa is a superfood because it is the only plant source that contains all nine essential amino acids required by the body that it doesn’t manufacture on its own. These can only be got from whole protein and Quinoa is one plant source full of it making it a complete protein. Quinoa is also rich in omega 3 fatty acids and has a low GI value albeit being high in calories. However, it won’t cause a spike in sugar.

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Both Buckwheat and Quinoa are good for those suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerance as they are gluten-free.

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