4 Reasons Why Buckwheat Is a Superfood

BY FOODACIOUSLY

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Buckwheat is a highly nutritious whole grain worthy of the "superfood" title. Let's discover its impressive health benefits and how to add it to your diet with healthy recipes!

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Impressive Nutrient Profile

Buckwheat groats are actually seeds but used like grains. They pack complete, high-quality proteins, precious minerals like iron and magnesium, and lots of antioxidants.

Recipe Idea #1

Use buckwheat flour or groats to top up plant-based recipes with essential nutrients. Try them in these oven-baked black bean falafels — so tasty and healthy!

2

Whole-Grain Power

Buckwheat groats are considered a whole grain as they're rich in complex carbohydrates and fibres, two key components every healthy diet should have.

Recipe Idea #2

Did you know you can make overnight porridge with buckwheat groats? And it's super easy! The perfect breakfast to stock on filling fibres and slow-digesting carbs.

3

Control Blood Sugars

If you struggle with energy crashes, buckwheat can help rebalance your blood sugars and steady the stream of energy from the foods you eat.

Recipe Idea #3

Use boiled buckwheat groats to rustle up a healthy salad for your next lunch box, and stay energised till dinnertime. Tip in beans and nuts for an extra energy boost!

4

Heart-Healthy Grain

High-fibre, whole foods like buckwheat are the best ally to a healthy heart. They're low in fats, and help reduce bad cholesterol and triglycerides build-ups.

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Recipe Idea #4

You can prepare low-fat, heart-healthy "meatballs" using buckwheat flour. Add them to this satisfying veggies stew with a flavourful Jamaican twist — you'll love it!

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