Substitute Your Wheat Products with These Amazing Gluten-Free Superfoods
BY JANE SANDWOOD
Do you love your pastries, pasta, and bread but can’t handle the gluten sensitivity? Well, you can now switch to gluten-free superfoods that taste just as good as wheat. Superfoods are not your regular, everyday foods as they have loads of enzymatic activity and nutrition. Also, they have phytochemicals and other properties that speed up the body’s healing mechanisms. With a high nutrient and low-calorie ratio, you don’t have to overconsume superfoods to get the recommended nutrition. Here are some fantastic gluten-free superfoods to eat.
Quinoa is a popular grain that contains many of the nutritious properties of fruit, but is also an excellent substitute for wheat. The grain is high in amino acids, fiber, antioxidants, calcium, and it’s the best source of vegan protein. You can now find flours and pasta made out of quinoa. The best part is that cooked whole grain quinoa can act as a substitute for pasta and an excellent side dish.
Teff is an excellent wheat substitute that grows well in dry climates. Being a versatile grain, Teff can make delicious pastries, pancakes, and yummy desserts. Furthermore, this superfood has 20 times more calcium, 50% more protein, and five times more fiber than brown rice. You can now enjoy high amounts of magnesium, calcium, and iron needed for body’s growth and repair.
Hemp seeds are an excellent source of vegan protein. It’s high in antioxidants, vitamin E, fiber, and calcium. With over ten essential amino acids and omega-3, hemp is a must-have superfood. You can now find hemp protein powder and flour to make your favorite muffin, brownies, and energy bars. It’s important to note that what you find as medical cannabis baked goods are different from hemp food products. You won’t get high consuming foods made using hemp seed flour.
While the name might sound like it contains wheat, buckwheat is gluten-free and healthy for people with celiac disease. Just like quinoa, buckwheat grains are softer in texture. You can use buckwheat in place of oats, flour, or rice. Full of antioxidants, fiber, and essential amino acids, this superfood helps fight cardiovascular disease and prevents increased triglycerides in the blood.
Substituting wheat for whole grains can help reduce the risk of getting a chronic illness, aid in weight loss, and even help manage diabetes. Add these superfoods in your diet today for added health benefits
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