Weight Management

Wholegrain Fight Fat

Bijirin by Greens is a nutritious beverage formulated with 26 types of grains, with added beetroot and seaweed. The sweet purplish beetroot and roasted fragrance from multigrain provides only 94 kcal. Low in calories but high in fibre to ensure fullness, you can drink it as a meal replacement for a better weight management.

Just one sachet of Bijirin can fulfil 31% of your fibre requirement (20–30g per day), keep you full and help you to maintain a healthy bowel. Bijirin is a perfect choice, as it comes in individual sachets that are convenient to bring everywhere, be it your workplace, in the car or travelling around the world.

You can take it in the morning as we typically don’t take fibre sources such as vegetables or fruits for breakfast, thus less fibre in the morning; or as an afternoon tea to fill your stomach and have more energy to work and prevent snacking on unhealthy foods such as boba tea.

Bijirin contains a rainbow of ingredients that supplies you with different nutrients and health benefits.

  1. Yellow and orange: Brown Rice, Millet, Oat, Buckwheat, Corn, Wheat Bran, Oat Bran, Quinoa
  2. Red: Beet Root, Red Bean, Red Rice, Medlar
  3. Purple and Black: Black Soy Bean, Black Sesame, Black Rice
  4. Green: Seaweed, Green Bean
  5. White: Chinese Yam, Barley, Sago, Glutinous Rice

 

Each of the ingredients have their unique nutritional benefits: 

  1. Beetroots are a great source of folate, manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C, which can help to improve blood flow, lower blood pressure and increase exercise performance.
  2. Seaweeds are contains a wide range of vitamins and minerals, along with antioxidants that help protect your cells from damage.
  3. Brown rice, millet and wheat bran are rich sources of B vitamins, antioxidants, and phytochemicals which are great for health
  4. Oat, oat bran and barley are rich sources of fibre and beta glucan, which are good for cholesterol control
  5. Corn is an excellent source of lutein and zeaxanthin which are good for eye health, bone health and prevention of heart disease
  6. Quinoa contains essential amino acids and is a good source of phytonutrients that work for anti-inflammation and are antioxidants
  7. Red bean and Red Rice are good sources of iron, phosphorus and potassium and are also rich in lycopene, which helps to reduce risk of certain cancers
  8. Green bean is full of antioxidants, including vitamin C, flavanols, quercetin and kaempferol, which can help to fight free radicals in the body and reduce cell damage
  9. Black Soy Bean, Black Sesame and Black Rice are rich in anthocyanins and phenolics, which can reduce risk of heart disease and keep skin healthy
  10. Chinese Yam contains diosgenin (phytonutrient), which is good for bone health and heart health as it can help reduce cholesterol
  11. Walnut is an excellent source of Omega-3 ALA (alpha-linolenic acid) which has a role in cognitive function and heart health
  12. Poria mushroom is a traditional herb that might improve kidney function, lower serum cholesterol, reduce inflammation and boost immune function
  13. Lily Bulb is beneficial to our hearts and lungs. It can promote lung health, treating yin-deficiency of the heart which manifests as irritability, insomnia, dreaminess, palpitation and absent-mindedness, and promotes vital fluid and improves skin complexion.
  14. Euryale Seed helps to tonify the spleen, to strengthen the kidneys and control the essence, or jing; and to dispel dampness.

Bijirin by Greens is made from 26 different type of wholegrain with nut and seeds and no sugar added. It is smooth with a little texture of the grain particle. Grab it today and enjoy the goodness of whole grain and its health benefits now.

 

References

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By Hew Xin Li (Greens Dietitian)
– Graduated from International Medical University (IMU) with BSc in Dietetics with Nutrition
– More than 4 years of diet therapist experiences

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