Buckwheat is a miracle of nature. This plant promotes weight loss and helps to stimulate your brain, but it not very well known to us. It is also recommended against rheumatism, glaucoma and diabetes and people with anemia, hypertension or liver disease.
Miracle of nature
Buckwheat is a plant native to Northeast Asia. It is rich in protein, calcium, and has all the essential amino acids, as well as many other properties. Rich in soluble fiber and antioxidants, this food has peerless nutritional qualities. Buckwheat is also recommended for people intolerant to gluten.
However, since April 2012, the 7th Francophone Congress of Allergology has classified buckwheat in the category of foods at risk of severe food anaphylaxis; that is to say, it is able to elicit a strong allergic reaction to some people (more about anaphylaxis at the end of the article).
The 11 benefits of buckwheat
- Prevents various cancers and cardiovascular disease, because of its high content of antioxidants and phenolic acids;
- It contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9 and P;
- Rich in flavonoids, so it has anti-inflammatory effect;
- Protects blood vessels;
- Improves metabolism, due to its high trace element content;
- Rich in protein and essential amino acids (great for vegetarians);
- Regulates blood sugar and cholesterol;
- Ensures good intestinal transit because it is rich in soluble fiber;
- Low glycemic index;
- Maintains the digestive system;
- Gluten free.
Natural slimming ally
Buckwheat has low energy content. It provides only 340 calories per 100 grams, 1.8 grams of fat. Its rich in soluble fiber and antioxidants give it a strong feeling of power, promote excellent intestinal transit (farewell bloating!) and burn fat. It is, advised to limit consumption of buckwheat to 50 grams for breakfast, and this dosage will be your natural slimming ally and you will lose weight effortlessly.
Dopant for the gray matter
To properly feed your brain, you need to consume enough glucose and good fatty acids, but foods with high glycemic index and high in saturated fatty acids should be avoided. Indeed, these two latter categories tired brains. Buckwheat consumption helps improve concentration, thanks to its richness in carbohydrates. Its high calcium content helps improve stress resistance, which is a factor detrimental to good brain activity. Finally, it promotes good communication between neurons, by its trace elements concentration.
Anaphylaxis: What is it?
Anaphylaxis is one of the serious side effects of certain drugs. It is a type I hypersensitivity phenomenon, linked to the consumption of buckwheat. This result in a more or less chronic allergic response, local or generalized, in those predisposed or previously sensitized. This reaction can cause serious, sometimes fatal effect. However, prevention is the best solution. In this case, avoid contact with this allergen.