At Motion Fitness Foods, we’re constantly engaged in what our consumers tell us about what they love to eat & why! Our wheels are always turning as we test out new recipes & methods in our kitchen so that we can bring to you the very best of what food has to offer. Because as Hippocrates once said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
Today, we’re discussing the beautiful benefits of Buckwheat! The top 5 health benefits of this multifaceted grain include:
* It’s gluten-free. Buckwheat is naturally gluten-free, making it suitable for those with celiac disease
* Supports a healthy heart
* May be beneficial for blood sugar management
* Source of fiber
* Rich in antioxidants
Although the word “wheat” is in its name, as we mentioned, buckwheat is naturally gluten-free. And it’s related to the rhubarb plant! It’s a versatile grain that can be steamed and eaten as an alternative to rice, or the whole seeds can be ground into fine flour.
Studies indicate that people who regularly eat buckwheat products have lower cholesterol, triglycerides, and blood glucose levels. By helping to manage these risk factors, a diet rich in buckwheat helps to reduce your chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
Buckwheat is an excellent source of fiber, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, and manganese. It is terrific for gut health! Fiber supports digestion and enables you to feel full faster, which may help to control weight.
What else?! Buckwheat contains phytochemicals, rutin, and quercetin, which have antioxidant effects and reduce inflammation. These chemicals protect your cells against free radicals and prevent inflammation that can contribute to chronic diseases like cancer.
In addition to all these notable reasons to enjoy buckwheat, it is also a complete protein and essential in vegan diets being that it contains all of the essential amino acids that your body cannot produce.
Being that it’s one of the healthiest grains to consume, we’ve gotten creative in our kitchen and are excited to share with you a new star —
Motion Fitness Foods – Buckwheat Bread!