Cream of Grain Cereal in 30 Minutes
Do you know that grain cereals are the main products of a healthy diet? They are a source of nutrients (proteins, fats, carbohydrates), vitamins and minerals, and what is more important, they contain fiber that is a necessary component of nutrition. Our body doesn’t absorb dietary fiber but it serves us a “broom” to sweep out toxic substances. For a proper function of the gastrointestinal tract, you should consume 30g of fiber a day. When you include fiber into your diet, don’t forget to drink enough water (up to 2l a day) and you may avoid a lot of problems with the health.
Every cereal has its own useful properties. Most of them remove cholesterol, strengthen the walls of veins, improve gastrointestinal tract functions, heart and liver work.
Let’s consider the usefulness of some cereals.
One plate of oatmeal contains a quarter of fiber required for a day. In addition, it has enzyme that help absorb fats in the intestine. Oatmeal features a high content of vitamin H, biotin, an active participant in cholesterol metabolism, amino acids and proteins.
Rice prevents diarrhea. It contains a lot of carbohydrates and fiber. Rice nutritional properties differ according to the type of rice – for example, brown and parboiled rice contains more minerals than white. On the whole, rice strengthens the nervous system and helps the organism to convert nutrients into energy. It is also rich in protein, thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2) and vitamin B6.
This brown cereal is often called mini-drugstore because it saves an organism from intoxication and poisoning. Buckwheat removes harmful toxins, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Also, it helps with metabolic disorders, obesity and diabetes. This miracle cereal is rich in protein (14%), starch (67%), fat (3%), vitamins B1, B2, B6, PP, minerals (phosphorus, potassium, manganese, calcium. Iron, magnesium).
Millet is especially useful for people suffering from diseases of the cardiovascular system. This cereal contains such nutrients as protein, niacin, copper, manganese and zinc.
This cereal is rich in amino acids, especially lysine that is actively involved in the collagen production delaying wrinkle appearance. Barley contains fat (2%), carbohydrates (66%), protein (11%), minerals (potassium, calcium, iron, nickel, manganese, copper, zinc, cobalt, strontium, chromium, iodine, bromine). This cereal is a champion on phosphorus (353 mg per 100g). and surely there are a solid set of vitamins (A,D, E, PP and B group).
Analysing the information, we can assure that cereal is really useful for young kid’s nutrition. Well, it’s time to cook something useful and delicious. Here is the recipe.
¼ cup ground brown rice (millet)
1 cup almond milk (water)
¼ cup raisins (optional)
a pinch of vanilla
1 tablespoon honey or molasses (optional)
Take almond milk (water), ground brown rice and raisins. Put these ingredients in a pot. Bring to the boiling point and stir constantly until the grain has absorbed the liquid. Remove the pot and cover it. Put the pot over a double boiler on a low simmer for 25 minutes. If desired, you can add fruits (bananas, strawberries, blueberries, peaches). May your child enjoy the dish!