Health Benefits of Eating Wholemeal Couscous

Have you tried Martino’s Wholemeal couscous yet?

Whole grains have been a part of the human diet for tens of thousands of years and now Martino brings them back by putting a modern spin on a timeless classic. Our range of wholemeal couscous products are created with carefully chosen, wholesome ingredients that help make living a healthy life easier. High in nutrients and fiber, Martino’s Wholemeal Couscous promotes health and gastrointestinal health and lowers the risk of heart disease. It is the simplest way to work whole grain into your modern diet and fast-paced lifestyle without sacrificing anything.

Whole-wheat couscous is a whole grain, which means it offers more fiber and slightly more nutrients than plain, refined couscous. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of all grains you consume daily come from whole-grain sources, like whole-wheat couscous.

One cup of whole wheat couscous contains 3 grams of fiber, about a gram more than its white counterpart. The added fiber can help you feel full on a smaller serving, which is perfect for maintaining a healthy weight. Plus, eating whole grains correlates with lower risk of chronic diseases. These include heart disease, certain cancers, diabetes and other health problems.

A healthy intake of fiber keeps your digestive tract humming, so you’re less prone to constipation and associated complications.

A minimum of 38 grams of fiber daily is the go-to amount for men, on average, while women need about 25 grams daily

Iron

Whole wheat couscous contains 0.72 milligrams of iron per 1-cup serving. Iron is very important as it helps transport oxygen to your cells and organs. The average adult man and women over 50 need about 8 milligrams daily, while women under 50 benefit from 18 milligrams daily due to blood loss with menstruation.

Healthy Carbohydrates

The primary nutrient in whole wheat couscous is the macronutrient carbohydrates. Carbs get a bad rap for being unhealthy and a leading cause for weight gain. But carbohydrates provide energy for your muscles, organs, and brain.

With 30 grams of carbs per cooked cup, whole-wheat couscous offers a lot of energy per serving. Your body converts carbohydrates into glucose, which provides a quick fuel source for your body. Whole-grain sources of carbohydrates, like whole-wheat couscous, are much better than refined versions such as white bread, white rice, white pasta, baked goods, and candy.

Calories, Protein and Fat

A 1-cup serving of cooked whole-wheat couscous has 150 calories. It offers just 1 gram of fat, which makes it a low-fat food. It also has 6 grams of protein, although it is not considered complete. Complete proteins contain all the amino acids your body cannot produce on its own in the right ratios. But if you pair whole-wheat couscous with garbanzo beans or black beans, you can quickly and easily create a hearty, fiber-rich main dish with complete protein.

What are the Benefits of Martino’s Wholemeal Couscous?

 At Martino, we believe you shouldn’t have to compromise on taste and quality when enjoying a variety of couscous products. Our range of wholemeal couscous products taste great and are outstanding nutritionally. 

Martino uses premium whole wheat grain with a high degree of milling and gives our wholemeal couscous the power of whole grain. That is why Martino’s WholeMeal Couscous stands for 100% quality.

Enjoy Italy’s best, most natural and nutrient-rich grains in a whole new way!

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