Corn flakes are a popular breakfast, prepared by toasting corn. Corn flakes with crunchy texture are rich in sugar, iron, vitamins (A, B, C, D, and E). Dietician Rashmi Srivastava explains that they contain thiamine, which is useful for the metabolic rate and energy of the body. Fiber is also rich in these. By adding fruits and dry fruits in them, you can increase the nutritional value of your breakfast even more. Let’s know about their benefits
Corn flakes Benefits
Full of minerals
Corn flakes are not only delicious but also a great source of vitamins, folate, fiber, protein, and carbohydrates. Folate is important for the formation of new cells, thus it benefits greatly during pregnancy. They also reduce the risk of heart diseases and colon cancer.
Useful for eyes
Eating these with fruits increases the amount of fiber in your diet so that you do not have stomach problems. Corn flakes are rich in iron, due to which the blood levels in the body remain. Due to this, your brain remains active and the body works properly. It contains lutein, which is important for eye health.
This low-fat food item keeps your stomach full. In this way, eating them reduces the intake of unnecessary and unhealthy food and does not increase your weight. Cholesterol levels remain normal by eating them so that you do not have heart problems.
Rich in protein
As soon as healthy corn flakes are mixed with milk, the amount of protein in it increases. Protein works to increase your immunity. It plays an important role in repairing tissue of the body and producing red blood cells. You can increase its benefits even further by adding honey or almonds to it.
Corn flakes for weight loss
Corn flakes work to keep the lungs healthy. These contain carotenoids, called beta-cryptoxanthin, which help promote lung health and also prevent lung cancer. Corn flakes are also easy to make. If you want to lose weight, include corn flakes in your diet. This reduces the number of calories in your body, which can reduce weight gain easily. Corn flakes with fruits like honey, bananas, strawberries, apples etc. can be a healthy snack for you. Being completely dependent on corn flakes in your diet is also not right. For weight loss, if you want to include it in the diet, then consult the dietician once. Apart from this, only corn flakes should not be enough for children.
These things keep special attention
Always store them in a cool and dry place. Make sure that its packet is completely closed. – If there is any smell of corn flakes, changes in color or fungi, do not use them at all. – Whenever you buy them, be sure to check the packaging and expiry date. Do not throw away its compartment even while using it at home, because you will not be able to know its expiry date. Eat corn flakes only once a day, because the amount of sugar in it can work to increase your weight.
Corn flakes calories: 357 calories per 100 grams
|Amount Per Serving||Cereal||with 3/4 cup skim milk|
|% Daily Value*||% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0%||0 g||0%|
|Trans Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Cholesterol||0 mg||0%||<5 mg||1%|
|Sodium||300 mg||13%||380 mg||17%|
|Total Carbohydrate||36 g||13%||45 g||16%|
|Dietary Fiber||1 g||5%||1 g||5%|
|Total Sugars||4 g||14 g|
|Includes 4g Added Sugars||4 g||8%||4 g||8%|
|Protein||3 g||9 g|
|Vitamin D||3 mcg||15%||5.2 mcg||25%|
|Calcium||0 mg||0%||220 mg||15%|
|Iron||12 mg||60%||12 mg||60%|
|Potassium||60 mg||0%||340 mg||6%|
|Folate(115 mcg Folic Acid)||200 mcg||50%||205 mcg||50%|
- 1 glass low-fat milk
- 1 sliced banana
- 1 sliced dates
- 1 tablespoon fresh organic honey
- 100 gm corn flakes
- as needed Any other sliced fruits to taste (optional)
Boil the milk
In a bowl bring together all ingredients including corn flakes and honey.
Pour the milk. Give it a mix.
Healthy corn flakes is ready. Enjoy your healthy and nutritious breakfast.
Cereals like cornflakes or puffed rice served with low-fat milk – can be part of a healthy breakfast but are low in fibre so not as good a choice as a wholegrain cereal. Adding a piece of fruit will help to balance your breakfast as well as making it more filling to eat.