Super Food – Buckwheat
Buckwheat is one of the healthiest food that you are not known that much. Buckwheat is not a wheat, it is totally different with that. And Buckwheat is gluten-free. because it is neither a grain nor related to wheat, buckwheat is gluten-free and safe for those with celiac disease and gluten sensitivities. Studies show that even in high concentrations, buckwheat flour and its purified proteins have no immunologic reactions for patients with celiac disease.
Buckwheat provides health benefit as:
-Improve blood sugar control; as a good source of fiber buckwheat ranks low to medium on the glycemic index, which means that the rise in blood sugar is slow and more gradual after eating it. And it should not cause unhealthy spikes in blood sugar levels, and therefore don’t lead chronic disease as diabetic type 2.
-Buckwheat also contains a decent amount of fiber. Fiber is concentrated in the husk, which coats the groat. The husk is a component of dark buckwheat flour, giving it a unique flavor.
Note: dark grain is always the best option is you have decided eat grain; if you don’t mix the carb with enough source of fiber your carb will be metabolize as glucose at the end and will be part of your fat body.
-The husk also contains resistant starch, which passes down to the colon, where it is fermented by the local bacteria. These beneficial bacteria produce short-chain fatty acids which serve as nutrition for cells lining the colon, improving colon health and avoiding the risk of colon cancer.
-Buckwheat is richer in minerals than many common cereals, such as rice, wheat and corn.
The Most abundant minerals found in common buckwheat are:
– Manganese (Essential for healthy metabolism, growth, development and the body’s antioxidant defenses).
– Copper (Beneficial effects on heart health when eaten in small amounts)
– Magnesium (Lower the risk of various chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease)
– Iron (Oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Deficiency in this mineral leads to anemia)
– Phosphorus (Essential role in the growth and maintenance body tissues).
You can find Buckwheat in the supermarket in different forms as crackers, flour, tortillas, whole grain, buckwheat tea (if you come to our clinic to visit us, we provide you in our waiting room with a delicious buckwheat tea)… but we also want to share with you a picture about an easy recipe with this amazing grain.