Wheat and its health benefits

Benefits of wheat

Wheat (Triticum spp) is both the plant and the edible grain belonging to the grass family, which are divided into wild and cultivated.

There are many health-related benefits and properties of wheat, but we must bear in mind that to take advantage of all these benefits it is advisable to consume whole wheat.

We must get used to using products derived from wheat (bread, pasta, cookies, muffins, etc.) that have been made with wholemeal flour because it is the best way to take advantage of all the nutrients of this cereal.

Diabetes: the high fiber content of whole wheat and its slow absorption carbohydrates keep blood glucose levels low.
Regulation of the intestinal transit: the fiber of the whole wheat regulates the intestinal transit coming very well for constipated people
Breast cancer prevention: whole wheat contains a large amount of phytosterols that trap the excess estrogen we take in our diet and that can promote the development of hormone-dependent tumors. In addition, the vitamin E contained in wheat germ and found in whole wheat and the contribution of selenium has a great antioxidant effect protecting cells from oxidative damage that can trigger tumour processes. It is highly recommended to introduce whole wheat in menopausal women with hormone replacement therapy.
Prevention of cardiovascular diseases: the content of fibre and phytosterols helps to maintain low blood cholesterol levels by reducing the absorption of cholesterol from the diet and trapping bile salts that intervene in digestion and eliminating them with the faeces. In addition, vitamin E and selenium prevent the oxidation of atheroma plaques by preventing them from clogging up the arteries.
Strengthens hair and nails: for its contribution in vitamins of the group B, zinc and sulphur amino acids
Immune system regulator: minerals such as zinc and selenium stimulate the immune system


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