Buckwheat is one of the most undervalued, yet powerful and medicinal, seeds on the market, in my opinion. Buckwheat, despite its name, is not related to wheat. It is, in reality, a gluten-free seed linked to the rhubarb plant.
Buckwheat is a top superfood, and if it isn't currently in your diet, it will be after reading this.
Here are the top 6 ways Buckwheat works its magic:
1. BOOSTS YOUR MOOD & REDUCES STRESS AND ANXIETY
Buckwheat is extremely beneficial to the wellness of your brain and cognition. It is tranquil and relaxing, and it has been proved to improve mood. It also aids in the treatment of SAD (seasonal affective disorder) and may aid in the treatment of schizophrenia, psychosis, mental disorders, stress, moodiness, and anxiety.
This is because buckwheat is high in tryptophan, which helps in the release of serotonin. Serotonin is the feel-good hormone that makes us happy and comfortable.
2. REDUCES RADIATIVE STRESS
Buckwheat helps in the reduction of radiative stress caused by excessive computer use, flying, being near a microwave, or using a cell phone.
This is due to the antioxidant rutin, which is abundant in buckwheat. Rutin has been demonstrated in experiments to protect against radiation by correcting DNA cell damage. Rutin is also excellent at stimulating new bone marrow, lowering cholesterol oxidation, and fighting cancer.
3. HIGH IN PROTEIN & B VITAMINS
Buckwheat has around 23g of protein per cup, making it ideal for vegetarians, vegans, or anybody trying to improve their protein intake. Buckwheat, due to its high protein content, can keep you feeling fuller for longer and will lessen sugar cravings. It also contains an impressive list of B vitamins including, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Biotin, Choline, Folate and Pantothenic Acid.
4. IT’S ANTI-INFLAMMATORY & REDUCES ALLERGIES
Buckwheat, due to its high antioxidant and Vitamin E content, is a natural anti-inflammatory as well as an antihistamine. Buckwheat shells are frequently utilized in bed stuffings due to their hypoallergenic characteristics. Buckwheat was also found to be 50% effective in treating allergy-induced asthma in children in one research.
5. PROMOTES HEALTH BLOOD & REDUCES HEAVY METAL TOXICITY
Because of its high quantities of iron, B vitamins, and antioxidants, buckwheat is sometimes referred to as a "blood forming meal." Buckwheat has been demonstrated to increase blood flow and circulation, which aids in the reduction of weakening blood vessels, hemorrhoids, and varicose veins. Buckwheat is also a natural ACE inhibitor, which helps to lower blood pressure and LDL cholesterol naturally. It's also been demonstrated to lower heavy metal levels in the blood.
6. REDUCES HIGH BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS
Buckwheat has been shown in laboratory trials to reduce high blood sugar levels due to its high fiber content and the presence of a carbohydrate molecule called D-chiro-inositol. This molecule regulates insulin and energy levels in the body, and buckwheat is a good supplier of it.
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