Tired of your everyday morning cereal? How about something of a more exotic feel?
Don’t get me wrong when reading this post, I love eating my bowl of cereal every morning. However, I’m sure I’m not the only one sometimes getting tired of regular mixes, which can also contain too much sugar. So, I did a bit of research on how to diversify not only breakfast cereal, but also the flour and seeds used for bread, pretzels, bagels, cookies…you name it. Here are my findings:
This is a type of cereal growing in South America. It’s rich in vitamins, minerals (including iron and magnesium) and antioxidants, but here’s the best of it: the balance of oil, protein and fat in this food is perfect! More than that, it’s gluten-free, so those of you who are intolerant or allergic to gluten can successfully replace barley or wheat with quinoa.
2. Spelt Wheat
Spelt certainly looks like wheat, but it surely is different! It has much more protein, and you may find its nutty flavor particularly delightful. However, it does contain gluten, so it’s not recommended for those of you with issues in this area.
3. Kamut Wheat
If a competition was started between cereals, Kamut would definitely be among the winners. It contains 65% more amino-acids than regular wheat, more protein and, guess what, you can bake it without using sugar. Kamut is naturally sweet, so no additions are needed in order to enjoy it.
This is another highly nutritive grain grown by South Americans. It is particularly recommended for its iron contents and lack of gluten, and also for its amount of lysine – an essential amino-acid necessary for calcium absorption and for the body’s production of antibodies, enzymes and hormones.
This grain-like pasta traditionally used by the people of Northern Africa is made out of semolina wheat. It has lots of vitamins, it’s rich in protein, but low on carbohydrates. No wonder it is now widely used in other parts of the world, such as Western Europe or the Middle East.
Remember, it is important to eat cereals in order to secure your daily intake of fiber. So, whatever your choice, be it one of the above or the regular cereal, please make sure you are fiber safe!
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