If you hang out around gyms and wellness blogs long enough, you’ll no doubt hear all about the new and exciting tricks of the nutritional trade. You may learn about new exercises and equipment that are designed to maximize results or you may learn about new grocery store items to help increase performance, shave pounds, and save money.
Today, we’re going to talk about one such grocery store staple. The health benefits of buckwheat have been enjoyed by much of the Eastern World for centuries. But here in America, we’re just learning of its awesomeness. Here are 7 incredible health benefits of buckwheat plus a few ways to start incorporating it into your diet.
What Is Buckwheat?
From a technical standpoint, buckwheat is a pseudocereal. Unlike traditional cereals, buckwheat doesn’t grow on grasses. It can be processed into flour, groats, and noodles, or used to make tea. It’s harvested and primarily consumed in the northern hemisphere.
From a straight nutrition standpoint, buckwheat consists mostly of carbs. A 100-gram serving of raw buckwheat is 343-calories and contains 10-grams of fiber, 71.6-grams of carbs, 3.4-grams of fat, and 0-grams of sugar. Now that we have an understanding of what buckwheat is, let’s look at its potential health benefits.