June 17, 2018

The importance of rye to human health

Rye is a cereal grain with a strong, unique flavor and visual characteristics similar to that of wheat, but more length & slimness; the color of the cereal varies from yellow-brown to green to gray. Rye (Secale cereal L.) is a traditional, although not very widely used, raw material for baking. It is used in bread loves often flavored with caraway seeds.

Statistics show that cereals have become very popular among population in recent years, which has only positive effects upon people's health. But people should become aware of the fact that underestimated whole grains such as rye has multiple health benefits, too.
Rye flour is good for those watching their intake of food, because it expands in the stomach, giving a feeling or fullness so to eat less. It is also good for energy and endurance. Rye is a good source of dietary fiber, phenolic compounds, vitamins, trace elements and minerals, as it is generally consumed as whole grain products. Primary due to its high fiber content, rye can prevent spikes in diabetic’s blood sugar level and reduce the symptoms of people with irritable bowel syndrome.

Especially it its sprouted form, rye is rich in vitamin E, phosphorus, magnesium and silicon. Rye lowering the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart failure.

Rye can lower cholesterol level and optimizing heart health by controlling the blood pressure. Rye also are highly effective in reducing mammary tumors and slowing the growth of cancers cells in the breast and colon.

Finnish studies have clearly shown the benefit by reduction of colon cancer risk of rye’s ability to provide extra soluble and insoluble fiber, as well as its function of encouraging colonic butyric acid production.
The importance of rye to human health

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