The New Power Grains

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The New Power Grains

Quinoa:

Once an energy boost for Irca warriors, this super food of the Andes provides complete protein, with all nine essential amino acids. Its also low on the glycemic index, so it wont spike your blood sugar. Ancient Harvest Quinoa shells are made from just two ingredients: Quinoa and corn, Toss with chicken sausage for even more protein. Find it at: quinoa.net

Buckwheat:

Buckwheat is rich in rutin, a flavonoid that has potent antioxidant properties. Its also rich in heart healthy magnesium. Arrowhead Mills Maple Buckwheat Flakes have a light, crispy texture. Buckwheat also makes a hearty substitute for rice. Find it at: arrowheadmills.com

Amaranth:

A grain the size of a poppy seed, amaranth has more protein than wheat and twice that of white rice. Studies in rodents suggest that amaranths high protein content can help lower cholesterol. Healthy Valley Amaranth Graham Crackers have only 120 calories per serving. Try them with squares of antioxidant rich dark chocolate. Find if at: healthvalley.com


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