Ancient Grains

Everything You Need to Know About Quinoa

Everything You Need to Know About Quinoa By now you have probably already tasted quinoa and know exactly how to pronounce it (“keen-wah”). But, if you haven’t become familiar with this amazing grain, it’s time to learn. Quinoa, is a grain native South America, grown for it’s edible seeds. It is an extremely nutritional grain that provides many health benefits to the body. It is an easy to cook, whole grain that grows in a rainbow of colors, though it is the red, white and black quinoa that are most popular. Quinoa is well known for it’s high levels of protein, […]

Major Health Benefits of Rice

Major Health Benefits of Rice Rice is a staple ingredient in many cultures and for good reason. It is a sustainable, high energy health food with loads of benefits. The various health benefits can be found in over forty thousand different varieties of rice around the world. However, the type of rice you choose greatly depends on the benefits you receive, as refined white rice isn’t nearly as beneficial as brown or black rice. You will also want to consider how it is grown and avoid any added ingredients. Below are some of the major health benefits of rice. Health […]

18 Prebiotic-Rich Foods For A Gut-Friendly Diet

18 Prebiotic-Rich Foods For A Gut-Friendly Diet Our gut is packed with bacteria, about 100 trillion and most of them are good bacteria. Unfortunately our good bacteria is starving due to antibiotic use; antimicrobial cleaners; and processed foods, fast foods, simple carbohydrates and saturated fats. Bacteria can often get a bad rap since a lot of it can cause disease, but good and bad bacteria are completely different. In fact many bacteria is essential for our survival and it’s helping more and more people understand just how important our gut health is. Prebiotics are an important factor in the fight […]

Ancient Grains are Coming Back as Superfoods

Ancient Grains are Coming Back as Superfoods Ancient grains are finally being recognized as superfoods and we couldn’t be more happy. Not only are they incredibly tasty, but they are packed with essential nutrients and offer up some serious health benefits. Many ancient grains are gluten-free and can usually be tolerated by those with gluten or wheat sensitivities. They are rich in many vitamins and minerals, especially B vitamins, magnesium, potassium, iron, fibres, and antioxidants. Below are 5 ancient grains that should be added to your plate. 1. Amaranth Amaranth is packed with protein and it’s said to help strengthen and tone […]