Does the very mention of 'grains' excite you and cause those satiety hormones to peak? Certainly not, we guess! This is the last portion on the plate we play around until the end and struggle to finish eventually. However, keeping the nutrient content in mind, it's best to stick to the conventions, as grains are an essential part of any healthy diet. Foods such as wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley or products made from these foods are rich sources of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers. Grains are the mainstay of human sustenance and no meal is complete without them. Consuming grains, especially whole grains, provide many health benefits. Apart from spiking your energy levels, grains are believed to do good to your heart, brain and the nervous system. Grains are also rich in B vitamins and minerals like iron and magnesium, which are essential for a healthy living. So incorporate whole-wheat grains into your daily diet in the form of tasty dishes and innovative ways like whole-wheat pasta, rice pilafs, tabouli, croutons in salads or crackers in soup. Popcorn, which is a whole-wheat grain, makes a healthy snack too. In whatever form, a few grains must linger around in your daily dose of nutrition.