Hi, there, beautiful Mama!
Being a mom to a young baby who depends on you for milk and all the nutrients to grow strong and develop a solid immune system, you might wonder what foods you should consume. While vegetables, fruit, fish, and plant protein sources matter, grains should also be on your list of priorities.
If you ask an average consumer what grains they know about or use the most, the top answer will be “oats,” “wheat,” or “rice.” However, these are also the grains that today are either highly processed and devoid of their true nutrient power or allergenic, causing celiac disease and intestinal discomfort.
Little do we know about the world of versatile, nutritious, and beneficial grains for us to add to our diets or even base them on.
The world of grains remains widely unexplored. A significant part of it belongs to the so-called “ancient” grains, the characteristic signifying their old-fashioned nature, them being “ingrained” in traditional diets, constituting the staples for many nations, looking and tasting much the same as they did centuries ago.
Most ancient grains are gluten-free, resulting in better digestibility and increased nutrient density. Most of them are prepared like rice or pasta and are relatively simple to incorporate into a weeknight meal.
Ancient grains fall into three categories: quick cooking, wheat grains, or pseudo cereals.