Rye Health Benefits:
When rye bread is consumed instead of refined flour, it can stabilize your insulin levels, thus preventing the ill-effects of diabetes II. This grain triggers an instant insulin response and is a healthy alternative to diabetics. The magnesium in rye also increase glucose uptake and promote insulin secretion.
Rye and other whole grains are a very good source of phenolics, which are powerful antioxidant compounds. Some of these phenolic compounds include –quercetin, ellagic acid, curcumin, catechins etc., which have proven anti-cancer activity. Moreover, rye also contains lignin which has phytoestrogenic activity. These compounds normalize the estrogenic activity and prevent the onset of breast cancer.
Rye grain is rich in dietary fiber. The fiber has a high water binding capacity. As a result after consumption of rye, you can feel fuller and have a feeling of satiety for longer periods of time, thus reducing the intake of snacks between mealtimes.