4. Ancient Grains
Ancient grains, such as barley, teff, quinoa, spelt, millet and amaranth, are excellent sources of complex carbohydrates, which take their time to get digested and provide our body long-lasting sources of energy.
Since they digest gradually and slowly, they are extremely less likely to trigger blood sugar spikes or violent mood swings. Moreover, according to research, complex carbs also work wonders at increasing the levels of serotonin, a neurotransmitter responsible for making us feel relaxed, happy and calm.
Most whole grains are beneficial for our health, but ancient grains are purest and best organic form of grains as they are the most least likely to be processed or modified with chemicals. You must replace all your packaged, refined and processed meals with ancient grains, for these meals are made with nothing with sugar and wheat. They may be easier and quicker to digest, but they cause horrid blood sugar spikes and cholesterol imbalances.
You see, when a blood sugar spike occurs, the body reacts to this occurrence by secreting an excessive amount of insulin, which causes an abnormal amount of sugar to get stored in our cells. This leads to a blood sugar level imbalance, and you can spot it with symptoms such as weariness, exhaustion, lack of concentration, uncontrollable cravings, binge eating and mood swings.
You can pick up a bag of ancient grains from all your local grocery stores, organic stores and super markets. Just step into the shelves that store the rice products. If you’re allergic to wheat or are intolerant to gluten, ancient grains are a much healthier alternative, however, steer clear of barley as it contains gluten.
You can create delicious meals by adding ancient grains to your casseroles, poultry recipes, grilled fish bases, side lines, appetizers, rice dishes or pastas perhaps.