Benefits of Buckwheat Grouts
Buckwheat, despite what its name suggests, is not a cereal or a wheat product. It is a fruit seed that comes from the buckwheat plant and is related to rhubarb. Though it is a seed, it is mostly used as a grain. It’s low in calories and is a nutritious gluten-free pseudocereal.
Buckwheat has been a favorite of mine for years. It can be used in many different recipes, including adding nutrition and crunch to chocolate, a great addition to granola and cracker recipes, and I love to sprout it and use it in salads!
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Benefits of Buckwheat
Skin and Hair Benefits
The high rutin content in buckwheat acts as a natural sunscreen and protects the skin from the damaging effects of the sun. The rich blend of antioxidants and flavonoids also helps prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Magnesium found in buckwheat boosts blood circulation and gives the skin a radiant glow. Being Rich in vitamin A, B-complex vitamins, and zinc, buckwheat is an amazing food for hair.
Aids in Weight Loss
Buckwheat has lesser calories compared to wheat or barley, and high in fiber and protein. One cup of buckwheat has more than 20% of daily fiber recommendations with virtually no calories.
Rich Source of Protein
Buckwheat contains high-quality protein that delivers all of the eight essential amino acids, including lysine, which is usually lacking in grains.
Buckwheat has antioxidant components such as tocopherols, phenolic acid, selenium, and flavonoids, which are excellent at finding and eliminating free radicals. They also help boost the activity of other antioxidants like vitamin C.
Due to its high level of fiber, it adds bulk to your bowel movements, helping to move them through the digestive tract, and stimulating peristaltic motion. It can also help reduce irritable bowel syndrome and diarrhea.
Cholesterol and Heart Disease
Buckwheat contains high levels of phytonutrients, particularly flavonoids, which seek out and eliminate dangerous free radicals. Contains rutin is one of the most important flavonoids which helps lower the amount of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the blood and increases the level of HDL (good) cholesterol, which further reduces the chances of cardiovascular disease.
Buckwheat hull may help reduce the risk of cancer. Fiber helps to reduce the risk of cancers. It also contains lignans which reduce the risk of breast cancer.
Buckwheat is a rich source of D-chiro inositol, a compound that reduces blood sugar. The fiber in buckwheat also helps in diabetes management.
Buckwheat is rich in selenium and zinc, both of which are essential trace minerals that the body needs for strong bones, teeth, and nails.
Buckwheat is high in iron, which supports the formation of red blood cells. A deficiency in iron can lead to anemia.
Supports Better Mood and Sleep
Buckwheat has all of the essential amino acids, including tryptophan, which acts as a precursor to the feel-good hormone serotonin. Tryptophan also supports better sleep.
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David spent over 27 years in the mortgage/real estate business. But 33 years ago, God re-directed his life and placed in him a passion for natural health and prevention of disease. Today, David is a certified health consultant, and for the last 33 years has lived a natural food lifestyle and discovered simple, key components for living a lifestyle of health and vitality. One of the early things David realized is that disease was NOT the result of a drug deficiency. And that everything we think, say, and consume or are exposed to in some manner or another either supports our cellular structures or causes them to age faster and breakdown.
David believes there is nothing more important than to live within God’s blueprint for one’s life. Each of us has been given specific gifts, talents, and purpose that are to be lived out on a foundation of faith in Him and His Word.
“It saddens me to see people suffering, frustrated, or discouraged with life … and fall into the rut of living, unable to reach their full potential: spiritually, emotionally, physically, and financially. I think it’s also a travesty in this country people that are not educated in personal health care, nor in how to protect their privacy, assets, and often liberties. God has designed us to live amazing lives, and sometimes it just helps to find someone who will come alongside us and provide the hope and direction needed at that moment. It’s about bringing together your personal and business aspirations into a balanced vision for your life, aligned with His Word.“
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