The Health Benefits of Titicale

by Nise on October 25, 2014

Triticale - eathealthylivefit.comTriticale is the child of wheat and rye and its name is derived from the Latin names for wheat – Triticum and rye – Secale. This crossed breed has even more health benefits than its parents and more nutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants etc. 100 grams of triticale contains 336 calories.

Triticale, like other grains, offers great amounts of dietary fiber. The flour has even more fiber than rye and wheat flour, especially insoluble fiber. This type of fiber is excellent for the digestive system as it helps food move more easily through it and it can also help relieve constipation. 1 cup triticale flour contains 19 grams of fiber which is significantly more than its parents wheat and rye that contain only 12 grams. [click to continue…]


The Health Benefits of Teff

by Nise on October 24, 2014

Teff - eathealthylivefit.comTeff is an Ethopian-native grain now gaining worldwide recognition for its gluten-free and nutritive properties. This grain, if unprocessed (raw), is used to enrich the nutritional value of your breakfast, breads and muffins, cakes and cookies, to make soups and stews thicker and tastier and it can be cooked as porridge as well. Teff contains many vitamins and minerals, antioxidants and amino-acids. 100 grams of teff (uncooked) contains 367 calories. [click to continue…]


The Health Benefits of Spelt

by Nise on October 23, 2014

Spelt - eathealthylivefit.comSpelt is an ancient grain over 9000 years old. It was a highly popular grain until the end of the 19th century when regular wheat and its easy production took its place. However, today spelt enjoys a renewed popularity among the masses for its health benefits and easily tolerable ingredients. Even though it belongs to the family of grains, spelt differs widely from many common grains. Spelt contains gluten, but the type of gluten in spelt is entirely different from the one in regular wheat, so products made with spelt are more easily digestible and more nutritive. 100 grams of uncooked spelt contains 338 calories while 100 grams of cooked spelt contains 127 calories. [click to continue…]


The Health Benefits of Sorghum

Sorghum, also known as milo, is not a widely known grain, even though it’s considered the fifth most important in the world. How is this possible, you might wonder, because many people don’t even know what sorghum is. Namely, sorghum is a gluten-free crop, but it’s mostly used for livestock consumption. However, there has been […]

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The Health Benefits of Rye

Rye is another healthy grain on the list with numerous health benefits and nutrients such as minerals, vitamins, antioxidants, dietary fiber and more. Rye can be found in supermarkets all year round and its availability and crispiness make it a well-desired grain. Rye has a very similar look to regular wheat, but rye is slightly […]

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The Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa is one of the most powerful super-foods in the world offering many incredible health benefits, nutrients, vitamins and minerals. This is a South American native crop and it’s only beginning to gain worldwide popularity. It contains many healthy fats and lots of protein and 100 grams of quinoa contains 368 calories. As for the […]

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The Health Benefits of Oats

What’s the best way to start a fresh, energized and good morning? With a healthy breakfast, of course. Oatmeal or rolled oats are an inevitable part of every high quality breakfast. You can eat them with no additions or add some fresh fruits, nuts or seeds to your meal. Even though oats are a fall […]

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The Health Benefits of Millet

Millet is not just bird food, as many people regard it. It’s actually well suitable for human consumption of prepared properly. Millet can be mixed with rice, potatoes and many other dishes and if birds can be healthy, so can we. Millet is also all year round seed, available whenever you need it. It contains […]

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The Health Benefits of Kañiwa

Kañiwa might be the new super-food right next to quinoa. Kañiwa is native to the South American regions and its taste is very similar to quinoa, but Kañiwa has a more nutty taste to it. It contains many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, flavonoids, protein etc. and there’s no doubt in its super-food status. Kañiwa contains 356 in 100 grams which […]

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The Health Benefits of Einkorn

Einkorn is ancient wheat that is considered as one of the first grain cultures on Earth ever. It’s more than a thousand years old and even today, it gets more attention for its richness in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, nutrients, dietary fiber and carotenoids. Even though einkorn is an old wheat variety dating back to the […]

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