Do you like to eat cookies, spaghetti, macaroni and pizza? Did you have a sandwich for lunch? Well, wheat is an intrinsic element in most of our favourite foods. But some people are allergic to it. Allergic reactions not only can be caused by consuming wheat but also, in some cases, inhaling wheat flour. Gluten, a protein found in wheat, is not tolerable to some people. For those with Gluten sensitivity, feasting on gluten can cause symptoms like bloating, diarrhoea, celiac disease and stomach pain.
Here is a list of Gluten free food items that are super healthy for you:
- Buckwheat: Contrary to its name, buckwheat is not related to wheat in any manner which is why it doesn’t contain gluten. Buckwheat contains all essential amino acids and is jam-packed with fibre and antioxidants. Preventing the elevation of dangerous triglycerides in the blood it fights cardiovascular disease.
- Brown Rice: Rice has its place in the lives of millions of people. White rice is the processed form of brown rice, denuded of its fibre and antioxidants. However, Brown rice maintains its natural form, including the bran, germ and endosperm. It makes a luscious side dish when combined with vegetables.
- Amaranth: It has been cultivated for over 8,000 years acting as a staple diet. Blocks inflammation in human beings by preventing the activation of a pathway that triggers inflammation. Thanks to its high fibre content, it benefits cardiovascular health. It also meets your 29% of your daily iron needs.
- Quinoa: Quinoa is incredibly versatile plus rich in fibre and plant-based protein. Boasting a high amount of antioxidants it could be beneficial in reducing the risk of disease. It carries all eight of the essential amino acids. Much of your daily magnesium, manganese and phosphorus and manganese requirements can be met by one cup of (185 grams) of cooked quinoa.
- Millet: Considered as a rival to wheat, rice and oats it’s been a dietary staple for thousands of years. Millet has a low influence on blood sugar compared with other grains. Incorporate millet into your breakfast with a hot bowl of millet porridge or use millet flour to cook falafel, bread or croquettes as desired.
There you go! Five salubrious yet appetizing grain alternatives you can try without any hesitation. By incorporating more wheat-free whole grains in your diet, you get excellent nutrients and less refined foods.