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Ancient Grains

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Over the last month I have switched out from wheat and rice to Qunioa, Amaranth, and Farro. I add them to soups or flavor and use as a base for broiled chicken or fish. I have used Farro to make a risotto instead of aborio rice. All with great tasting results. I have noticed that my body looks more toned than last month. I only weight train for about one hour per week. The other two hours are for cardio. Can these grains help you look more toned? I do know that these grains have more protein in them than regular wheat and rice, but I never would have imagined it would make a visible improvement.
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  • RUSSELL1960
    I recently discovered quinoa and I love it. It is often expensive up to $4,00 or more a pound but recently found a bargain at Cosco - $1.98 a pound. i like the flavor and the fact that it has a higher protein content (and a complete combination of proteins) which is nice to know on days when I am eating a vegetarian diet. I never tried farro and amaranth. I'll have to check them out. .
    1893 days ago
  • SAASHA17
    Oh it does...Quinoa is very good and yes it has more protein content and less carbs and is also less processed than white rice..another grain which is technically not a grain but seeds of a grass family is "wild rice"...It tastes so good...

    good going on the changes:)
    1897 days ago
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  • CAROL494
    Interesting information! emoticon
    1898 days ago
    emoticon don't know the answer to your question but good job. I am doing all I can to give up wheat. I don't have many choices here in the third world country. Rice is about all and I have had what may be an allergic reaction to that so I'm staying away from it. But YA for you!!!
    1898 days ago
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