Yes, quinoa is a superfood that’s enjoying its moment right now. But quinoa is also considered an “ancient” grain. Meaning, it’s been around a long, long time. And since it has regained favor among the health and fitness crowd, you may have found yourself consuming your fair share of quinoa. Nothing wrong with that, except you might be up for a change. If that’s the case, spice things up without sacrificing nutrients with these eight grains…
Millet is gluten-free and contains high amounts of thiamin, a B vitamin that’s used by the body for energy production.
Freekeh has seven grams of protein per ¼ cup serving and has less fat than quinoa and three times the fiber content of brown rice.
Black rice features anthocyanin, a disease-fighting antioxidant found in blueberries.
Amaranth is filled with magnesium, a mineral that can do things like bolster heart health and raise HDL cholesterol (aka the good cholesterol). Additionally, amaranth has a protein bioavailability — what your body is capable of processing — that is comparable to milk.
Bulgur, a dried wheat product, is actually a processed food. But don’t allow the nasty “P” word to scare you off; the technique used during processing is done to make grain more nutritious.
Einkorn has been around more than 12,000 years and has five times the amount of riboflavin than modern wheat, which can help migraines. For those with a gluten intolerance, keep in mind that einkorn is not a gluten-free food
Spelt boasts 30% of your daily fiber intake and plenty of B-vitamins in just one serving.
Teff carries a nice boost of iron, which can come in handy when you need a boost to workout.
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