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Why buckwheat should be consumed regularly: 5 important reasons

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Author: Daria Shekina

Scientists and doctors have been talking for many years about the fact that buckwheat is a very healthy food. Especially for those who have gluten intolerance.

What is so important about buckwheat and why it should be consumed regularly is explained by RBС-Ukraine, according to Fit for Fun.

Buckwheat has been grown in China for over 4500 years, but it only made its way to Central Europe in the Middle Ages. It has always been in demand because it grows well even in depleted soil.

In recent years, it has become very popular again in many countries because it is a nutritious source of vitamins and minerals, and it also serves as an excellent substitute for wheat, which is contraindicated for people with gluten intolerance. Besides the groats themselves, people actively use buckwheat flour as a replacement for regular wheat flour.

What's the value of buckwheat?

Faster weight loss

Ever since singer Adele achieved revolutionary weight loss thanks to the sirtuin enzyme, buckwheat has become very popular because it contains it. And indeed, buckwheat helps with weight loss. Sirtuin also has a positive effect on many internal organs, such as the liver, kidneys, and stomach.

As a pseudocereal, it also impresses with its low glycemic index, which minimally affects blood sugar levels and therefore provides longer satiety.

Cell protection

Buckwheat contains flavonoids such as rutin and quercetin, as well as vitamin E - 100 grams contain 2.1 milligrams of the vitamin. All of these belong to the group of antioxidants, which protect the body from free radicals and thus from aging and disease processes.

Among other things, flavonoids also have a positive effect on blood circulation. And they can not only improve vessel walls but also have a positive effect on blood circulation.

Builds muscle and bone tissue

Buckwheat contains a lot of protein and provides the body with all eight essential amino acids that it cannot produce on its own. Lysine amino acid is especially rich. It contributes to supporting connective and muscle tissue, strengthens bones, and participates in fat metabolism.

Prevents diabetes

Research conducted in Canada found a connection between regular consumption of buckwheat and a reduced risk of developing diabetes. During testing on rats, pseudocereal was able to reduce the animals' blood sugar levels by 12-19 percent.

Nails and hair become more beautiful

Those suffering from brittle hair and nails should consume buckwheat more often. The grain is rich in various minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, and silicon, which help hair and nails become stronger, firmer, and more shiny.

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