Do You Eat Ancient Grains?

It's day 1 of the Healthy Recipe Toolbox Challenge.

As we get started in this challenge in thinking about improving daily nutrition there are many options to consider. Today's tip is an overview of ancient grains, nutritious foods (like barley and chia) that add cleaner, simpler ingredients to your diet. Ancient grains have experienced minimal change by selective breeding over the years — meaning they’re as natural as possible. 

A few influential health benefits of ancient grains include:
  • Good source of protein
  • High in vitamins, minerals, and fiber

67% of Americans have heard of the ancient grain quinoa (pronounced “keen-wa”), but some of the other types are still relatively unknown. What can you add to Your Shopping List? Keep a lookout for these items during your next grocery trip:
  • Amaranth
  • Barley
  • Buckwheat
  • Khorasan wheat (kamut)
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Spelt
  • Teff

Where Have You Seen These Ingredients?
Ancient grains are growing in popularity — you may see them at some of your favorite restaurants. Look for:
  • Breads at sub shops that contain ancient grains
  • Vegetable soups made with spelt
  • Ancient grain, gluten-free pizza crust with amaranth
  • Smoothies made with immune-building pumpkin and teff
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Posted by Healthy Nurse, Healthy Nation (HNHN) on Mar 23, 2020 6:46 PM America/Chicago

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