When it comes to a healthy and nutritious breakfast the first thing that should cross your mind is a buckwheat meal. Its amazing nutritional profile makes it an excellent way to start your day and kick start your metabolism. Among its many health benefits we need to mention that it can improve your memory, and successfully treat diabetes, glaucoma and rheumatism. Buckwheat flowers tea can help with respiratory problems and have a healing effect on the lungs. It can also be very beneficial after radiation and chemo, minimizing its harmful side-effects.
Buckwheat can also be used as a face mask to promote skin health and improve skin quality. What many people don’t know is that this seed is more nutritious than many other grains. Although carbohydrates are its main dietary component, buckwheat is also a rich source of protein and various minerals and antioxidants. It also contains large amounts of amino acids, iron, potassium, vitamin B, iodine and magnesium and many doctors recommend it as treatment against liver disorders, anemia and hypertension.
The preparation of buckwheat is really simple. Go to your local health store and buy some buckwheat. Pour 350 ml of water in a pot and bring it to boil. Add about one cup of buckwheat and let simmer for a few minutes. Drain the water and pour it once again. Pour the liquid into glass bottles and leave it overnight. You can consume as much buckwheat as you like, eat it just like that or spice it up with some soya sauce. Drink plenty of water, minimum 1.5 liters a day and remember not to eat later than 4 hours before you go to sleep. Also try eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, they’re a rich source of fibers.