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Pasta / Rise / Couscous / Other Cereals

Nutritional characteristics
They contain nutrients such as iron, magnesium, selenium, and fibers. These nutrients reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes especially whole grains due to them having low glycemic index. Fiber contributes in having a normal bowel movement and prevention of constipation. They also contain iron, riboflavin, niacin, folic acid too. Eating whole grains in place of refined grains can reduce potentially dangerous excess abdominal fat.

Recommended intake
According to the pyramid 1-2 servings per day

Serving size
100 to 120 grams per day
2- Main food products

Main food products
White bread, Brown Bread, Rice, Pasta, barley, Quinoa, Kamut, Millet, Farro, Wheat, Freekeh, Maize, sorghum.

Winter: Rice, wheat, oat, barley.
Summer: maize, millet.

Publish date 16/10/2013 10:30
Last updated 15/04/2014 12:39