Whole grains are an important part of your nutrition. “No carb” diets are one of the most detrimental to your long term health! They make the blood acidic, which promotes disease, and can deprive the body of fiber and vital nutrients. Here is an excellent way to incorporate healthy whole grains into your diet. Buckwheat has so many benefits, it:
- Improves Heart Health By Lowering Cholesterol and Blood Pressure Levels. …
- Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants. …
- Provides Highly Digestible Protein. …
- High Fiber Content Helps Improve Digestion. …
- Can Help Prevent Diabetes. …
- Doesn’t Contain Gluten and Is Non-Allergenic. …
- Supplies Important Vitamins and Minerals
Here’s one of the great recipes that I use Buckwheat in:
Savory Buckwheat Salad
Makes 6 Servings at 297cals Each
- 3 cups cooked and well-rinsed buckwheat
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 yellow pepper, diced
- 1 red pepper, diced
- 1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 /2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 cups finely chopped green beans
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
In a large bowl, mix your cooled and rinsed buckwheat together with all of your vegetables, walnuts, and parsley. In a separate bowl, whisk together olive oil, citrus juices, garlic, salt and pepper, cumin, coriander and maple syrup. Drizzle over your salad coating everything really well. You can serve right away but this salad is best when it sits at least 30 minutes.
Give it a go! Makes for a great make-ahead meal!
Yours in Health and Wellness,
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