Health insurance. Earthy flavors, rustic textures, comfy foods. Chock full of protein and B-vitamins, whole grains are what eating for your health is all about. To make eating with grains a natural vibe in your kitchen and your colon check out the book, The Splendid Grain, by Rebecca Wood. Wood takes you back to the roots of grains in a thoroughly modern fashion and gives you functional good tasting recipes to boot.
Did you know that:
- Spelt flour is more easily digestible and better for you than whole wheat flour?
- Quinoa has the highest amount of protein of all the grains.
- Oatmeal and laughter are the best heart medicine.
- Buckwheat has more zinc, copper and manganese than the other grains.
- Amaranth and barley have the most fiber of all the grains, 2.4 grams and 2.8 grams respectively.
- Durham wheat has the most, cancer fighting, anti-aging, selenium of all the grains.
- Brown rice should be substituted for white rice in people with diabetes. White rice increases your risk of diabetes making it four times higher.
- Whole grains 48 grams a day, decrease body fat, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, adding a cardioprotective layer.
- Eating one whole grain with one legume (beans) with one meal, will keep blood sugar (diabetes) levels from surging for the next two meals.
- Eating one whole grain and one vegetable for two meals a day, reduces the chances of recurrent stroke by 57%.
· Millet will cause 70% decrease in blood sugar levels.
- Whole grain 48 grams per day, significantly increases probiotics in the gut over just 21 days.
- Black rice bran protects against inflammation, brown rice does not, it’s high in antioxidants.
- Rye invokes different metabolism and staves off hunger for four hours and linked to anti-aging in Scandinavian studies.
- Corn bread is healthier than anything fast food and children are more likely to eat it when introduced in the home at meal times and ask for it before a trip to a fast food restaurant, studies show.