Grains

List of Superfood Grains

  • Black Beans
  • Chickpea (Garbanzo Beans)
  • Lentil
  • Oats
  • Red Kidney Beans
  • Wheat Germ

About Superfood Grains

Grains are a group of nutrient-rich foods and a category of superfoods. As a broad category, grains include whole plant grains, legumes and beans. Whole grains are unrefined, meaning they have been picked in whole and include all three parts of the grain:

Germ
Bran
Endosperm

Grains are a standard North American food and are considered a staple in a well-rounded diet. Several types of grains exist, however, some have greater nutritional health benefits than others. These highly nutritious grains are called superfood grains, and they often include Ancient grains, cereals and legumes, which are all subtypes of the grain family.

Health Benefits of Grains

Superfood grains are an excellent source of protein and fiber — essential dietary elements for energy and digestion. As superfoods, these healthy grains are also rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals as well as fatty acids.

Superfood grains also contain unique phytochemicals that have natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits for disease prevention.

Some of the top superfood grains include:

Black Beans — Black beans are rich sources of fiber, protein and minerals. As a superfood, they help with fat metabolism and balancing blood sugar levels, which can prevent diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions.
Chickpeas — Chickpeas are known for being an excellent source of protein and fiber but they’re also high in a variety of minerals. Chickpeas are a superfood for disease prevention and weight loss because they help regulate blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Oats — Whole oats are powerful superfoods for digestion and prevention of chronic conditions like obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Oats are an excellent source of fiber and protein but also contain essential minerals like manganese and copper.

References

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/whole-grains/
http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=2
https://www.curesdecoded.com/products/black-bean/7011
https://draxe.com/chickpeas-nutrition/
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