The benefits and harms of buckwheat
Buckwheat flakes are a product prepared using special technology from cereals using heat treatment, pressing, slicing. How high-calorie this type of processed buckwheat is, the benefits of the product and possible harm are discussed below.
Composition, calorie content, BZHU
Buckwheat flakes contain many useful substances. This makes the dishes with them easy for processing by the gastrointestinal tract. Calorie content is one of the lowest among other similar cereal products - 300 kcal per 100 g.
Flakes contain the following substances:
- vitamins: A, group B, E, PP;
- metals: iron, copper, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, chromium, cobalt, titanium, nickel;
- non-metals: silicon, selenium;
- halogens: fluorine, iodine.
Indicators BZHU per 100 g:
- proteins 9.0 g;
- fats 2.4 g;
- carbohydrates 67 g.
Important! Buckwheat is environmentally friendly, so it can be given even to babies and pregnant women.
What is the use
In addition to the general tonic effect when eating cereals, for example, as a light breakfast, they positively affect the material metabolism and contribute to the fight against overweight.
- Also, the product is useful for the operation of many systems of the human body:
- gastrointestinal tract - removes toxins, strengthens the immune system, regulates metabolism;
- gall bladder - reduces the risk of stone formation;
- endocrine system - reduces blood sugar;
- the cardiovascular system - helps with hypertension, atherosclerosis;
- organs of vision - strengthens the retina, relieves eye fatigue;
- female reproductive system - reduces the severity of the course of premenstrual syndrome.
Green buckwheat flakes have even more useful properties, since raw materials are not subjected to heat treatment. They contain many amino acids, proteins, and a number of metals (sodium, calcium, potassium) that are included in processed buckwheat in much smaller quantities.
Did you know? Buckwheat helps with insomnia - husks removed from the grains are filled with special pillows for those who have lost sleep.
What is more useful: cereal or cereal
Full-fledged buckwheat is much more useful than semi-finished products made on its basis. For example, the amount of calories in porridge from a kernel is three times less. Processing cereals (thermal, mechanical) leads to a decrease in the amount of nutrients.
But in gastronomic and consumer qualities, such products significantly benefit - they still remain dietary, easy to prepare and quickly processed by the body. Instead of 20-30 minutes. boil buckwheat porridge; you can pour cereal for a couple of minutes with boiling water or hot milk.
Any kind of processing whole grains of cereal increases its glycemic index (the effect of carbohydrate on blood sugar).This can lead not only to excess weight, but also to the initial stages of diabetes.
The product, with a sufficiently high calorie content, due to its chemical composition, is dietary. It helps not so much in treatment as in the prevention of a wide variety of diseases.
Did you know? Buckwheat contains 3 of 8 amino acids vital for the human body - lysine, threonine, tryptophan. For those who are forbidden or not allowed (vegetarians) to eat meat, the kernel is an indispensable dietary product.
Good results are obtained from the regular use of steamed cereal for indigestion, hypertension, and pregnancy.. A shredded product for young children is also good.
But its main purpose is to help you lose weight.. The main diet is the use of cereal and low-fat kefir. Recipes can be both strict and gentle. The most severe method is to drink a liter of low-fat kefir in several doses per day. At the same time, buckwheat can be eaten in portions throughout the day. The course lasts 14 days.
The way out of such a diet should be as smooth as possible so as not to shock the body with too fatty, sweet or coarse foods (for example, pies, fried meat or fish)
There are more “softer” methods that allow you to drink flakes not only with kefir, but also with warm water or table soda. Also, the recipe may include some salt, sugar, honey and spices to diversify the taste of the dish. For 3-4 hoursanything is forbidden before sleep. But you can eat 1-2 fresh cucumbers, tomatoes or apples once a day.
Harm and contraindications
Buckwheat flakes have practically no contraindications, but even such a product is not ideal. Individual intolerance possible, moreover, it can touch rice first, and then spread to buckwheat.
An allergic reaction is manifested by the following symptoms: skin rash, swelling, stomach pain, indigestion, anaphylactic shock. Any of these manifestations is a signal to stop using the product.
Buckwheat semi-finished product itself can be safe, but if it is poured without measure with mayonnaise, ketchup or sour cream, then instead of getting rid of excess weight, you can purchase extra pounds and gastrointestinal diseases
Buckwheat flakes, with their not the highest calorie content, will saturate well, normalize material metabolism and help get rid of excess weight. This product is recommended for diets and is simply delicious, nutritious and healthy, suitable for instant breakfasts.