Sunday, August 21, 2011

Going Against the Grain continued

Quinoa is rich in magnesium which in research has shown to relax the constricted blood vessels responsible for migraines.

Amaranth has plenty of the amino acid lysine which helps in the absorption of calcium.

Black rice helps relieve inflammation associated with asthma and allergies.

Whole grains overall improve cardiovascular health and digestion plus reduce risk of Diabetes 2 and colorectal cancer, just to mention a few.

Here is a quick chart on the amount of protein* in common grains:

Whole GrainCaloriesProtein (g)Carbs (g)
Barley Flakes83324
Barley, Hulled176539
Oats, Rolled98539
Oats, Steel Cut170630
Rice, Brown, Basmati140324
Rice, Brown, Long Grain160539
Rice, Brown, Medium Grain160630
Rice, Brown, Short Grain180731
Rice, Wild160324
Wheat, Bulgur150731
Wheat, Durum163324
Wheat, Hard Red160539
Wheat, Soft Red139630
Wheat, Kernels160731
Whole Wheat Pasta (3/4 cup)180735

*See blog on protein to find out more on protein requirement.

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