Grains for Weight Loss
Losing weight is the hottest topic among all of us these days. Out of 10 conversations we have with our friends, we talk about losing weight in more than five conversations or we are worried about our weight. This concern on weight does not have a limit on age or gender or race or ethnicity. It is a common problem and this worry about weight does not seem to go away. Why? Why are we worried about weight so much?
Gaining weight those days might have not being a huge concern. But now gaining weight can bring many consequences. Gaining weight can trigger chronic diseases such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetics and much more. With the busy lifestyles, some of us do not have enough time to exercise or go to the gym which makes things more complicated. Thus most of us have turned to the best solution available in hand which is Dieting or we can even say, having balanced and healthy meal options.
What do we eat?
There are many diet plans available if you go and search in google. Every diet plan provides different recipes to follow. These includes almost all the food in the world in different categories under different headings. One diet will recommend eating salads, where one will recommend eating fruits. Another one will ensure that you get the best diet when you consume meat and dairy while another one says nuts and seeds are good for you. It is an era where all of us are confused as to what we need to eat.
Among many other foods that are available for our consumption, recent researchers have identified that whole grain is much more superior compared to refined type grains. This was a research finding. This is because whole grains help to increase the loss of calorie level by reducing the number of calories retained in the digestion process and at the same time it has the ability to stimulate the metabolism rate.
What are grains?
We know what are grains. Aren’t we. Well, let me tell you. The types of available grains are rice, wheat, oats and of course barley. These whole grains have something called kernel inside. When this get refined we get grains such as white bread, white rice, white flour, etc. What happens is that the refined grains are processed in a mill and the bran is removed inside. This makes the grains have a longer shelf life.
What happens when milling
When you mill the grains, the starch portion of dietetic fiber and iron & Vitamin B get destroyed. Some say that both Iron & Vitamin B can still be incorporated but still people choose not to. This is why these refined grains are not as great as we think compared to the whole grains. Thus it is important that we understand what we eat and the importance of it.
How did the research go?
A research was done with eighty-one men who were aged between 40 years and 65 years for around 8 weeks. They selected groups and decided to provide either refined or whole grains. The participants got instructions to guarantee that they consume only the foods that were given to the research group and advised that they need to confirm they maintain their physical activities as usual.
What did the research say?
There are variances among these two types of grains? It shows that the difference is coming from the level of fiber in the grain and the grain content. They made sure the group gets similar conditions to both the parties.
The scientists thought about the impacts of entire grains & refined grains with regard to the rate of inactive metabolism as well as fecal vitality misfortunes, notwithstanding how complete or how much hungry the members felt. Measurements of the research included weight, the rate of metabolism, glucose levels in the blood, fecal calories, and appetite.
Eating grains increase calorie loss?
This research results brought out the insights which explained that the people who had whole grain showcased an increase in the metabolic rate while hey had much higher fecal energy reduction vis-à-vis the other group who had refined grains for their meals.
Equal to a 30 minutes’ walk?
The research showcased that the calorie amounts the people who had whole grain lost equals to a thirty-minute walk. This is really interesting for most of us who struggle to make up our mind to eat something like rice. We always think that eating rice is the reason for our belly fat or our weight gain. But this just proves that we are totally wrong about it and aren’t you surprised?
What can be the reason?
The team assumed that this can be due to the kernel in whole grain and maybe it is affecting the metabolic rates. But there is an argument on this as it is not proven. All the other aspects such as hunger or fullness or diet dissatisfaction were not identified as concerns for these two sets of people.
So what does this mean for us?
Gone are the days where we tell that whole grain is a weight gainer. It is being proved that it is not and there are reasons to say so. The study that was carried by this research group gives us an indication that whole grain can help us to boost weight loss.
So this is a good news for all of us. Isn’t it? People like us who love having grains now don’t have to feel guilty when we eat it. We now can eat with a free mind and know that we will benefit from whole grains. That is the best news you heard today. Isn’t it?