This article presents some of the latest research endeavors that aim to improve our understanding of how the various grain components can be manipulated to improve contributions of cereals to human health. The health benefits of wholegrain cereal products are now widely recognized and considered due to the presence of a wide range of bio-active components. Cereals in their natural form (as whole grain) are rich source of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, oils, and protein. Also, such cereals are chosen for consumption and they have the higher fiber which is an important nutrient that helps to prevent weight gain and heart disease. For best results, fruits, vegetables and whole grains may be eaten every day to provide extra nutrition and fiber. The meal can be made healthier by eating high-fiber whole-grain cereals that has low sugar. However, eating a variety of cereals rather than just feeding on one item is more helpful to health.
Key words: Cereal, grain, human, health, diet, Pakistan.
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