Dr Oz: Quinoa Super Grain
Dr. Oz has talked about grains in the past and he has even talked about quinoa as being a “super” grain, but there are several others that you may not be aware of, but adding them to your diet will improve your health in many ways!
Dr Oz: Super Grain Teff Benefits
Nutritionist Heidi Skolnik said that super grains are eaten all over the world, but here in the U.S. we are overly consumed with wheat and often do not explore other options. Heidi explained that super grains are usually carbohydrates that are packed with nutrients like higher protein and essential vitamins and minerals.
Teff – Teff is such a tiny grain that manufacturers are unable to process it, which is good for us! Heidi Skolnik told Dr. Oz teff tastes similar to flaxseed with a touch of sweetness and will keep you full longer, which makes it a much better alternative to the many types of “carbage” according to Heidi. She said carbage is carbohydrate junk, like potato chips, that really does not offer any health benefits at all. Teff is also loaded with calcium, you can purchase it in whole grain form and cook it just like rice or if you are lucky you might be able to find teff wraps at your grocery store!
Dr Oz: Millet Super Grain Filled With Magnesium
The next super grain is a wonderful choice because it is not only versatile, but also good for you. Dr. Oz said he personally loves millet, which is similar to grits in texture according to Heidi Skolnik. She said it is high in magnesium and B vitamins and is often fed to birds here in the United States, but more and more people are realizing how good millet is for humans.
- Buy millet hulled NOT pearled
- Store in tightly sealed jar
- Keep refrigerated in hot weather
Dr Oz: Kamut Super Grain Boosts Energy
The next super grain is one believed to have been carried by Noah on the Ark! It is called kamut and is considered a high energy version of wheat because it contains 40% more protein than regular wheat. Just ½ cup of kamut contains more protein than an egg with the added benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids! Dr. Oz challenged three self-professed carb lovers to replace kamut in their diets and they all said they loved the taste and had more energy after eating it rather than the usual crash that comes from their usual white rice or potato chips.
Dr Oz: Does Buckwheat Contain Wheat?
Buckwheat is an earthy, nutty grain that is actually not wheat at all! It is gluten-free and helps improve your circulation and to reduce your bad cholesterol as well as improving the appearance of varicose veins.
- Pancake mix
- Soba noodles
- Hulled whole grain
- Kasha – rice replacement