If you are on a gluten-free diet, there are several naturally gluten-free whole grains that offer many health benefits and fun flavors! Here are the top eight Arrowhead Mills gluten-free grains you will want to add to your diet.
Amaranth is a nutritious ancient grain you should add to your whole grain line-up. It is rich in protein, fiber, and antioxidants, and a good source of manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and iron.
Quinoa is a pseudocereal that is rich in nutrients such as folate, magnesium, zinc, and iron. It is also high in fiber and is an excellent source of protein which both play an important role in helping you feel full and satisfied.
Steel Cut Oats
Steel cut oats are one of the least processed oat varieties. They contain slightly more fiber than other oat varieties. Steel cut oats in particular are rich in resistant starch which digests and absorbs more slowly than other carbs, hence keeping blood sugar levels more stable.
Popcorn is a delicious snack, and when prepared the correct way, it can be great for you as well. It is low in calories and a great source of fiber, which helps you feel full and keeps your digestive tract in check.
Cornmeal is made by grinding corn kernels into a coarse powder and can be used to create polenta, grits, tortillas, and other baked goods. It is particularly rich in iron and phosphorus.
Buckwheat is a nutty pseudocereal that has anti-inflammatory properties. It is also rich in magnesium, an essential mineral that is involved in many important metabolic functions in the body.
Puffed Brown Rice
Brown rice is the whole rice kernel and higher in fiber and minerals than white rice. Brown rice is also rich in manganese, selenium, and magnesium. Puffed brown rice makes a great alternative to low-fiber, high-sugar cereals.
Millet is an ancient grain that is loaded with healthy nutrients and easy to prepare. A staple in many diets around the world, millet is high in protein and fiber, and is particularly known for its rich magnesium content.
Mix up your gluten-free grain line-up with all of these grains, and reap the amazing health benefits.