Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits of Cornflakes
Breakfast is like the energy currency which boosts your whole body and prepare it for working perfectly the whole day long. It is just like a fuel to a rotten engine to make it work long and sustainably. If you feel lazy whole day long or cannot focus on the work properly or feel like you are tied to a heavy rock then you definitely need to consider whether you had a good heavy nashta or not? 90% chances are that you have not eaten enough and your body is lacking a huge head start.
The dilemma of our Pakistani urban society is that we are usually in such a haste that we would do everything but having a healthy and heavy breakfast! It has been scientifically proven by nutritionists that breakfast is the only meal in the whole day that has to be very heavy and highly nutritious. Good times are gone when our parents would wake up early, pamper us with all the world’s best nashta contents like Makhaan ka paratha, saag, half fried anda, lassi, nihaari etc. in today’s world, time is money and we all are in a run to cash it so we compromise on one of the most important meal, our nashta. But thank goodness to all the readymade food! If mentioning the breakfast time, Cereals and Cornflakes are the perfect escape to the narrow time tunnel! But the question is are these healthy or not? Well the clear answer is Yes! Cornflakes are healthy for you, here are some of the many benefits of Cornflakes;
- Nutrient Richness:
Those crunch, crispy cornflakes resting in your kitchen cabinet are rich in vitamins (B6, A, B12 and D), minerals (Iron, Zinc) and cholesterol. What a perfect combination, No? On average one serving of cornflakes consist of 120 calories if taken with skimmed milk. Perfectly healthy and nutritious!
- Low on Sodium and Sugar:
Cornflakes are made from milled sugar and corn products with low levels of actually sugar and sodium. Low levels of sodium helps a great deal in maintaining blood pressure and health of the heart.
- All the amazing Flavors:
With the amazing popularity of these cereals, cornflakes are available in amazing flavors that incorporate least amount of additives to give you an amazing taste. Not only just flavors these cornflakes come in combination with other ingredients like spicy, honey coated, salted cornflakes along with fruit additives etc. So you do not have to worry that you are going to give a boring start to your day, you can definitely pick your favorite flavor and taste.
- Healthy minerals:
Most of the cornflakes have additive minerals like iron in the form of folic acid or folate which is amazing for the blood’s health as folic acid helps in making new blood cells, prevent birth defects and heart diseases. Zinc is also one of the main ingredients of many cornflakes, zinc is a rich source for the good health of hair, skin and mental strength.
- Cornflakes for your memory boosting and amazing eye sight:
Cornflakes are usually rich in a substance called lutein. Lutein it is an essential nutrient for eye healthy. Another ingredient called thiamine is also found in many cornflakes which is amazing for boosting human cognitive ability and memory. Cornflakes have many great benefits and they will be a great food for kids too.
Besides all of these very few uses of cornflakes, they are also rich in nutritional ingredients that prevent multiple diseases and cancer development. They regulate the body’s metabolism so that you do not have unnecessary food cravings.
So make sure that you add this wonderful ingredient in to your breakfast and never skip a breakfast at any cost because there sure are many great benefits of cornflakes as compared to traditional Pakistani breakfasts.