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For all of you who have been wondering what buckwheat is and why it is important to be useful in the diet, I have tried to gather all the important information in this article.
Buckwheat is a medicinal plant of nuts that originates from Asia and it is very important to use it in the daily diet, it is rich in proteins, vitamins B1 and B2. It is classified as a cereal and is a food that is used daily by eastern peoples. It is used to make pastries, as a side dish (like rice), porridge, or in soups.
As I mentioned, buckwheat is an extremely healthy and nutritious plant. In addition to protein, it is rich in carbohydrates, vegetable oils, as well as potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and iron. What’s extra good, buckwheat flour is gluten-free and is a great alternative for anyone who is gluten sensitive or suffers from celiac disease. In addition, buckwheat can be used in the diet of diabetics, and it is also very useful in diets for losing extra pounds - 100 g of edible grain provides only 335 calories. It is interesting that it is recommended to pupils and students because it strengthens memory and encourages concentration - in Russia it is even called student food!
Also, buckwheat helps regulate high blood pressure and regulates digestive problems, so regular use of this food is recommended. In addition to the fruit, buckwheat tubes and leaves can also be used for food - for the preparation of medicinal teas.
Pour a spoonful of dried buckwheat leaves and flowers with 200 ml of boiling water, leave for about 10 minutes and strain and, if desired, sweeten with honey. It is recommended to drink tea before meals.
Buckwheat flour is the most common form of this plant that is used in the daily diet. As it does not contain gluten, and it is rich in proteins, it is recommended in the diet of people who are sensitive to gluten, as well as children.
Despite everything, buckwheat is one of the main anticancer nutrients. Due to its high fiber content and nutritional composition, research shows that it reduces the risk of breast cancer by 50 percent in women. In addition, it is good for preserving the intestinal flora so that it prevents colon cancer.
The only drawback of buckwheat is that it belongs to the group of potential allergens, but this phenomenon is very rare.
The following is a recipe for buckwheat porridge that you can use instead of breakfast. Buckwheat flour and honey are combined and that combination is a medicine for the human body.
This medicine is great for memory and concentration, especially for older people. Buckwheat flour lowers blood pressure, helps with atherosclerosis and cures constipation. In combination with kefir, it reduces the level of sugar in the blood, cleanses the intestines and blood vessels, normalizes the metabolism and function of the pancreas and increases the level of hemoglobin in the blood.
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon buckwheat flour, 180 ml of kefir, a little honey.
Preparation: Kefir (180 ml) should be poured over one tablespoon of buckwheat flour and mixed well. Leave the mixture overnight in the refrigerator. In the morning, stir the mixture once more and it is thus ready to be consumed. This mixture should be eaten instead of breakfast. It can be sweetened with honey if desired. After this breakfast, you should not eat anything for the next 3 hours.