Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Healthy Eats: Pseudograins are Good for you
We eat grains a lot, grains are food that are derived from rice, wheat, cornmeal, oats, etc. Grain products are pasta, bread, oatmeal, breakfast cereals, tortillas, and grits. The problem with grains and grain products is that it contains toxic anti-nutrients and inflammatory proteins just like gluten. It also has a high carbohydrate content that is unhealthy if consumed excessively. It may lead to type II diabetes, cancer, and obesity.
It is important to eat less grains, you can substitute it with Pseudograins. Pseudograins are seeds and grasses that looks like grains. They are high in protein, fiber, and also gluten-free. Pseudograins has low-glycemic carbohydrates. Examples of pseudograins are quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, wild rice, and teff.