Buckwheat

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday

Ever eaten buckwheat before? It’s a pseudo cereal because it is related to things like rhubarb and is not a grass or grain. It has been common in Asian countries but has slowly been introduced into the US! Youve probably seen that I have been using it a lot lately because it’s something that agrees with my body👌🏼 So try it out and see how your body feels, also here are benefits of having it in your diet:

  1. Gluten free – if anyone is strictly gluten free then here is a perfect grain-like seed for you! It is a great sub for oatmeal and wheat
  2. Fiber – 1 cup of cooked buckwheat provides 30 gram carbohydrates and 5 grams of that is fiber! This is a good thing to eat 1-2 hours before a workout or for breakfast as a steady fuel source (1)
  3. Blood Sugar – Buckwheat compared to wheat flour has been shown to keep blood sugar stable and lower insulin levels. This is very important for anyone that has diabetes and are insulin resistant
  4. Blood pressure – Buckwheat contains an enzyme that acts like a vasodilator. This helps with lowering blood pressure (2)

 

1)https://draxe.com/buckwheat-nutrition/

2)https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4164440/

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