Most of us aren't aware of the benefits of grains that form a part of our daily diet. Here, we shall take a look at what Mother Nature has in store for us in the form of grains that are hugely beneficial for our health.
More often than not, wheat is used in making all sorts of bread and is also rolled out in the form of a "chapatti" (which is nothing but a flat bread), in Indian households, where it forms an essential part of their staple diet. The fiber content in wheat takes longer to digest, and one gets the feeling of being "full".
Although this grain is not very well-known, it proves to be an excellent nourishing substitute for wheat. It is largely available in the form of flour, bread, and muffins at leading health food stores. Amaranth can be toasted, popped, or ground for flour. The Spanish conquistadors had banned this grain as the Aztecs considered it to be sacred. Amaranth and quinoa (mother grain of the Incas) are two of our most highly recommended grains due to their high nutritive value.
Blue corn is more nutritious and richer in its content of protein and minerals such as copper, iron, magnesium and zinc. It was favored by the Hopis when doing physically demanding work. Corn is one of the most allergenic grains, and we recommend that it should be consumed sparingly even by persons without known clinical allergy.