Modern truths in ancient grains

Quinoa grains

Wheat is boring, don’t you think?

That’s why this is the perfect time to find some new grains to incorporate into your diet.  The truth is, wheat today is a far different thing than it was in the past.  With all the corporate modifications, the common wheat is being linked to gluten sensitivities in people because it is something that the human body is not familiar to so it is therefore rejecting it just like the body does for other foreign substances.

I encourage you to go to the Latin American markets and try some new grains that are not usually found in our western supermarkets.  Also try the Indian grocers or the Middle Eastern stores as well.  Try the Middle Eastern grain Freekeh  You will be presently surprised by these different grains.

Here is a list of common and uncommon grains with some info about them.  Also look at the Pseudocereals that are not technically grains but are nonetheless grain tasting and healthy. They have no gluten so they are a great substitute for wheat.


Buckwheat, Quinoa, Chia, Coxcomb, Amaranth, pitseed goosefeet, Acacia seed, Wattleseed.



Modern truths in ancient grains.


2 thoughts on “Modern truths in ancient grains

  1. Interesting! I actually just bought some quinoa to try for the first time since I’ve been hearing all of these mysterious ‘good things’. I’ll have to try some of the other ones too.

    1. I think quinoa is great. My wife introduced it to me years ago. She’s from Ecuador where it is common. It is the only plant-based protein that has the same complete profile as meat-based protein. She usually prepares it by cooking it with some cloves of garlic and sea salt. Then draining and cooling it then adding fresh lemon juice, chopped onions, fresh cilantro and a little extra virgin olive oil. Then salt, pepper and a little red pepper to taste. It’s very good.
      Have a great day.

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