Five benefits of whole wheat flour

Published: July 25, 2014
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Choose flour made from whole wheat grains over white flour as a healthier option.

Here are some health benefits of whole wheat flour that can boost your wellbeing.

Helps reduce risks of breast cancer

Whole wheat flour contains some healthy fats and proteins and lots of fibre. If a woman going through menopause intakes fibre through whole grain, it halves the possibility of developing breast cancer. Eating 13 grams a day reduces 41% risk of this cancer as it provides ultimate protection.

Prevents childhood asthma

The scholarly studies give us evidence to believe that whole wheat flour in the diet lowers the likelihood of childhood asthma. Bronchial hyper-responsiveness creates children to have increased sensitivity as a symptom of asthma and whole wheat flour helps them to fight against such indications. However, the amount of consumption should be discussed with the doctor first.

Flour mask for face

If you need some natural glow for your skin, then flour mask is one of the best choices. It has a great amount of vitamin E that promotes cell respiration and slows down the process of ageing.  Thus, products containing whole wheat flour are good for renewing your skin and making it supple.

Fights against heart failures

It is best to consume wheat for breakfast in the form of cereal or bread as it prevents heart attacks. Whole grains have nutrients that reduce risks of high blood pressures and heart attack. So a full bowl of delicious whole grain breakfast will save you from heart problems.

High energy quotient

A good intake of whole wheat flour keeps you energised. If you take products enriched by this grain then you can get rid of constipation, nausea or stomach bloating. Regular intake of this will also ensure no abdominal pains. It does not only provide strength but also energises you and boosts your mood.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 26th, 2014.

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