If you’re looking for a delicious gluten-free grain, look no further than Arrowhead Mills Organic Buckwheat. Buckwheat is a wonderful substitute for many grains, and provides a rich, nutty flavor while packing a nutritious punch.
Despite what its name suggests, buckwheat is not a cereal or a wheat product. It is a fruit seed that comes from the buckwheat plant, however it is used like a grain because it is rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber.
Here are some of the amazing health benefits of buckwheat.
In research, there is evidence that buckwheat can help lower blood sugar levels because it’s so rich in magnesium, fiber, and D-chiro-inositol. D-chiro-inositol is a variant of the B vitamin inositol that promotes healthy glucose levels.
Studies on buckwheat suggest that an increased intake of buckwheat could lower risk factors of cardiovascular disease including glucose, total cholesterol and triglycerides.
The main antioxidant polyphenol in buckwheat is rutin, which may lower your risk of cancer and improve inflammation and blood pressure.
Buckwheat is a great source of plant-based protein with 3g of protein per ½-cup serving. Adequate protein helps with weight management, blood sugar balance, and so much more.
Buckwheat is rich in fiber, which can aid digestion and prevent constipation. Fiber helps improve digestive function by allowing you to have regular bowel movements.
Since buckwheat is a pseudocereal, it is naturally gluten-free and makes a great option for those with celiac or those who follow a gluten-free diet.
Consuming enough fiber is essential for successful weight loss. Buckwheat is rich in fiber, especially insoluble fiber, which leads to greater satiety with fewer calories.
Eating buckwheat is associated with lower blood pressure levels and serum cholesterol levels. The flavonoids rutin and quercetin help maintain healthy blood flow, an important part in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels.
Buckwheat is a great source of Iron, which is required to carry oxygen and other nutrients to all parts of the body.
Since buckwheat’s is a rich source of magnesium and iron, it can help improve energy levels.
Try Arrowhead Mills Buckwheat Pancake Mix. It’s an easy and delicious breakfast loaded with health benefits!
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