Buckwheat

Buckwheat is a fruit seed and is a gluten-free alternative to grains. It alkalises our bodies, and is a rich source of protein, flavonoids such as rutin as well as manganese and other minerals and the eight essential amino acids. It is also high in fiber; 1 cup of cooked buckwheat groats contains over 4 grams of dietary fiber. In addition, buckwheat is known to lower glucose levels and be beneficial for managing diabetes, it has been found to lower blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.