Go for Whole Grains & Seeds {gluten free}

Thursday, October 22, 2015

One optimal food group that I, and all of my clients, include in their diet is whole, nutritious grains: brown rice, barley, kamut, sorghum, teff, farro- and foods that are technically seeds but are used like grains: buckwheat (kasha), millet, quinoa, amaranth, wild rice.

Nutrition & Benefits of Whole Grains & Seeds
These foods support good nutrition and health with their high levels of B vitamins, which help improve mood, reduce anxiety, depression and seasonal affective disorder.

They help to regulate blood sugar and lower LDL "bad" cholesterol , promote cardiovascular and digestive health! You will also be getting nutritious vitamins and minerals delivered to your body like iron, calcium, vitamin C, and some pack a good amount of protein!

They cut markers of inflammation. {The root of many diseases such as heart disease and cancer, or in other issues like fertility problems and asthma.}

Contrary to processed or refined grains, whole, unrefined grains maintain their hunger-reducing fiber and inflammation fighting vitamin E. 

Gluten Free Grains from the list above:

  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Millet {one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains available}
  • Qunioa
  • Rice
  • Sorghum
  • Teff

Add grains and seeds to stuffing, soups, stews, or salads.
Recipe inspiration: Morning Millet with Cinnamon Apples