Many have thought and still believe that golden morn and weight gain correlate, mostly in the positive sense of it. However, it is highly unlikely that this is the case. Golden morn, as it is commonly called in Nigeria, is made from whole grain and fortified with vitamins and minerals. It is usually eaten as breakfast, but can also be eaten at any time of the day.
The nutrients in Golden morn improves nutrition quality and have a positive impact on the general health condition of its consumers. However, it is unclear if these nutrients can help one gain weight. Also, with the amount of fiber Golden Morn contains, it is difficult to see how one can gain weight eating it.
With a look at the ingredients used in making Golden Morn and the individual nutrients, it contains, this article will help to shine more light on the correlation that exists between Golden Morn and weight gain. We will also see how Golden morn can be included as part of your daily diet to help you get balanced daily nutrition.
What is Golden Morn?
Golden Morn, or Cerevita – as it is called in Ghana – is a breakfast cereal that is commonly consumed in many Nigerian homes. It is dry and flaky in a plastic package, sweet to taste, and becomes creamy and pasty when water is added to it. Golden Morn has the propensity of doubling in volume after the dry cereal particles have imbibed some moisture.
It is a common breakfast choice – even though it can be eaten at any time of the day – because of the nutrient it provides, and its sweet taste, which many kids love. The vitamins, minerals, and other major nutrients it contains come from the whole grains used to make it, and they are also fortified with more vitamins and minerals.
As breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day, Golden morn, being a breakfast cereal, supplies all the important nutrients the body needs to resume active metabolism after the night’s rest. With all the nutrients it provides, it is normal to think one can easily gain weight from eating Golden Morn. However, we will see how true that is.,
What is Golden Morn made from?
Golden Morn is a cereal breakfast; meaning its major ingredient is cereal. According to the ingredient list provided on the package, the major ingredient of Golden Morn is corn. The corn or maize is ground into flour, with all its nutrients preserved and made available in the eventual product.
Other ingredients used in making Golden Morn include:
- Soybean flour
- Vitamin A
- Calcium Carbonate
- Sodium phosphate
Soybean flour serves as a source of protein, providing most of the essential amino acids the body needs. Millet is also rich in minerals, such as iron, potassium, and magnesium, but also serves as a big source of carbohydrates, in conjunction with maize flour. These major ingredients – maize, millet, and soybean – are abundant in different nutrients, individually, but they all have one thing in common, high dietary fiber.
What is it with Golden Morn and Weight Gain?
With each ingredient, it is normal to assume that a consumer of Golden morn will gain weight. However, they do not cause any significant weight gain. According to the nutritional information on the Golden Morn package, 100g of golden Morn provides only 187 calories. This number of calories does not amount to 10 percent of the daily calories recommendation for adults.
In babies, the number of calories 100g of Golden Morn contains can be consumed in three servings, amounting to only a fraction of their calories need, especially in toddlers.
The minimal presence of fat also negates the belief that Golden Morn and weight gain have a positive relationship. Fat in a diet is important in adding weight as they are easily stored in the body, leading to a commensurate increase in weight.
However, the high amount of carbohydrates it contains may make some believe it will make them fat. However, you will need to consume Golden Morn that gives you more than an average of 1500 calories, at least three times daily, to make your body store the excess calories.
The final point in debunking the Golden morn and weight gain positive relationship is in the high fiber content it has. Fiber is an important part of a diet that looks to affect weight. A high fiber diet helps to lose weight while a low fiber diet increases weight. Golden Morn contains high fiber and consequently helps to reduce weight, by helping to ease digestion and bowel movement, and eating less quantity of food.
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Why Should you eat Golden Morn More?
Helps to control Weight
The high fiber content and low fat of Golden Morn make it a good meal choice for anyone willing to lose weight. With Golden Morn, you do not have to eat a lot before you feel full. This helps you eat less and consequently limits the number of calories you ingest.
Suitable for Diabetics
Although it is high in carbohydrates, it does not elevate blood sugar in an instant and come crashing in the next. It steadily supplies the blood with glucose due to its high fiber content.
Provides more nutrients in less food quantity
You have more beneficial nutrients in 100g of Golden Morn than you do in most of the other breakfast cereals. It is adequate in carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins, and minerals.
Easy to prepare
Golden Morn is easy to prepare, making it suitable for breakfast. All you need is warm water and you are ready to eat breakfast.
Golden Morn is a breakfast cereal made from ingredients such as maize, millet, and soybean. It provides adequate nutrients and for this reason, has been believed to influence weight gain positively. However, it is high in fiber and low in fat. It is also low in the number of calories it gives per 100g, making its influence on weight more of loss than gain.