Superfood is the term used for densely nutritious foods which are beneficial to our health. These superfoods usually are plant-based, have large amounts of minerals and vitamins which could help us to prevent illness. This eventually lead us to a healthier life. Despite there is no set of criteria on classifying superfoods, generally they have antioxidant properties, an excellent source of fiber, healthy fats and extra dosage of minerals and vitamins. Examples of superfoods are blueberries, quinoa, kale, and salmon.
There are four superfoods which are beneficial to our health. By taking them daily, they can reduce the chance for diabetes, lower cholesterol, prevent obesity and rich in minerals. Most importantly, these four superfoods can help in common bowel disorders, such as constipation, piles, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease. This is due to the fiber-rich properties.
Recently, I have shared about beta-glucan, a type of soluble fiber which is proven to improve cholesterol levels, promote wound healing and maintaining a good heart health. Additionally, it is beneficial to diabetics. In a 100 gram serving of oats, there are 66% carbohydrates, 16% of protein, 6% of fat, 4% of beta-glucan and other minerals.
Did you know that barley is one of the oldest consumed grains in the world? For over 13,000 years until today, this superfood is still part of the diet of Europeans, Africans, and Tibetans.
Also enriched with beta glucan, barley also provides important vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, copper, phosphorus, niacin, folate and more. Comparing to other whole grains which are cultivated during the ancient years, barley is lower is calories and fat. With the equal servings with other superfoods like quinoa and millet, barley has the same fiber value but lesser calories.
The unpolished white rice is known as brown rice. Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, proteins, vitamins and minerals, brown rice offers protection from high blood pressure and atherosclerosis, the hardening of the arteries. Thanks to its high fiber content, brown rice aids weight loss when consumed in a controlled diet and workout plan.
By weight, chia seeds are 40% fiber. This fiber-rich superfood will become gel-like when contacting with water. This expansion leads to a fuller stomach. In general, chia seeds have five times of calcium comparing to milk, three times the antioxidant comparing to blueberries and three times more iron comparing to spinach. Boron, a mineral, is also found in chia seeds which aid the absorption of calcium into our bones.
Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+
Thanks to Guardian, anyone can now consume the four superfoods easily by just adding them to your juices or even have them with warm water. Convenient and priced affordably, Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ helps Singaporeans to get more fiber through this nutritious beverage.
Did you know that an average Singaporean consumes just 13 grams of dietary fiber per day? The recommended amount is 30 grams per day.
Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ is imported Swedish oat bran powder that offers over 30% beta-glucan, it is trans-fat free food, no colouring added and suitable for vegetarians. It is great to go with juices, yogurts, salads and smoothies to increase your daily fiber intake.
This fiber-rich and nutritious powder has a roast taste. Usually, how I would enjoy it in the morning is by adding Milo into the mixture. This will increase not just my daily fiber intake, but also vitamins and minerals.
Pricing and Availability
Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ is available nationwide at selected Guardian outlets and e- store at www.guardian.com.sg. The price of Guardian Mixed Grains & Oats 30+ (500g) is $19.90.
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