Buckwheat Tea and Weight Loss

Posted by M ws On Monday, July 8, 2013 0 comments
Today, I was pleasantly surprised when a Korean friend sent me a box of buckwheat tea. As I write this blog post, I am enjoying a hot cup of buckwheat tea and very happy to learn that buckwheat is considered to be one of the world's healthiest food! Thanks to Mrs Cha for her generous and thoughtful gift. I am so happy because thanks to my studies, I have put on a bit :-( but hurray - buck wheat can help one to lose weight..I hope that happens to me :-).

According to THIS SITE:

Energizing and nutritious, buckwheat is available throughout the year and can be served as an alternative to rice or made into porridge.

While many people think that buckwheat is a cereal grain, it is actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb and sorrel making it a suitable substitute for grains for people who are sensitive to wheat or other grains that contain protein glutens. Buckwheat flowers are very fragrant and are attractive to bees that use them to produce a special, strongly flavored, dark honey.

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In another article, Rachel Macdonald wrote:

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Buckwheat tea, or soba-cha, is most frequently consumed in Japan for its rich nutty roasted flavor, as well as for its nutritional value. High in B vitamins as well as antioxidants such as rutin, this tea is used as part of a weight loss plan. Its high protein and mineral content helps curb appetite by making you feel fuller, longer.

What is Buckwheat?

Contrary to popular belief, buckwheat bears no relation to wheat; it is the seed of a fruit related to rhubarb. The buckwheat plant grows small white flowers and bright green leaves. The groats, or seeds, are used to make buckwheat tea. Buckwheat grows widely throughout Asia and Eastern Europe, and is frequently utilized in the cuisines of these regions. Buckwheat porridge, pilaf, and soba noodles are all alternative ways to consume buckwheat in addition to drinking it as a tea.

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