The cereals constitute the greatest range of cultivated plants and the treasure for a balanced diet for humans. Annual plants (like wheat, barley, rye and oats which are the prevailing ones) are sown and harvested within a year.
Benefits to the human system.
The cereals are rich in nutrients such as vitamins and metals. They contain B-complex vitamins, folic acid, metals like magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc together with various antioxidants such as E-vitamin, selenium and copper. The cereals are rich in fibers which benefit the digestive system and the intestinal function, supplying them with anti-cancer function.
Additionally, the diet which consists of cereal meals assists in keeping a normal body weight. This is due to the low glycemic index (Low GI) carbohydrates which help to increase repletion and fullness, in combination with low fats and the small quantity of glucose released in blood.