Wheat is the most widely cultivated cereal crop in the world. It is rich in carbohydrates, dietary fiber, proteins and minerals.
Wheat bran helps in managing constipation as it adds bulk to stools and helps in their easy passage mainly due to its laxative property. This laxative property also makes it useful for the management of piles. Wheat diet might also help in weight management as it gives a feeling of fullness and prevent overeating. Wheat flour is generally used to prepare chapatis. It is also added to various whole grain preparations like breads, noodles, pasta, oatmeal etc.
Wheat helps manage various skin problems like scars, burns, itching etc. as it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Wheat flour along with milk and honey can be applied on the face to get a clean and glowing skin. Wheat germ oil can also be applied to the skin for managing skin irritation, dryness and tanning due to its antioxidant property.