🍁 Whole grains are readily available and easy to cook with. 👩🏻🍳 The best reason to eat whole grains is their fibre content as fibre feeds the probiotic in our intestines, keeping them healthy and diverse. 🤩
There is a wide range of whole grains we can use in our kitchen, not only brown rice, rolled oat, quinoa, etc.
🧐 Let’s check out below for more whole grains option ‼️
🌾 小米 (Millet)
Millet is a gluten-free ancient seed grain that can be cooked instantly. Its mild taste of sweetness makes it a great choice for the whole grain porridge. It helps balance the body’s tendency towards acidity. It is also an excellent source of fibre which helps to keep the probiotics healthy in our intestines.
🌾 荞麦 (Buckwheat)
Buckwheat is not actually a whole grain but rather an edible, hulled seeds of the buckwheat plant. It is naturally gluten-free, easy to prepare and has a tasty and earthy flavour. It is also a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, copper, magnesium, and manganese. It has 6 grams of protein per 1/4 cup serving and contains all the 9 essential amino acids which make it a complete protein.
🌾 苋属植物, 菜籽粒 (Amaranth)
Amaranth is an ancient pseudo-cereal comes from the flowers of the amaranth plant, which are made up of tiny grain-like buds much like grains. It is gluten-free, high in minerals, such as calcium, iron, phosphorus, and carotenoids. It is a good source of lysine which makes it a complete protein.
🌾 布格麥 (Bulgur)
Bulgur is not gluten-free as it is a wheat product. It is naturally high in fibre which helps lower cholesterol level and maintain cardiovascular health. It also riches in antioxidants and can be a good source of manganese, magnesium, iron, and B vitamins which helps to support everything from a healthy metabolism to brain health.
Freekeh is a wheat that is harvested in green. It is roasted until soft and cracked in pieces before consuming. It is a healthy whole grain and is similar to Bulgur wheat and wheat berries. It has a firm and slightly chewy texture and a distinct nutty and earthy flavour. It is also a good source of iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium, and potassium. Other than that, it is an excellent source of protein and fibre which has a higher level compared to quinoa and brown rice.
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