SUNSHINE FONIO ALKALINE GRAIN (SUPERFOOD)
Fonio is a drought resistant, gluten-free, nutritious (cystine and methionine loaded) ancient super grain mostly grown in the Western Sahel region of Africa, and this Acha pudding or fonio cereal recipe uses it in a delicious breakfast porridge which will absolutely blow your expectations of oatmeal away!
Fonio And Diabetes: Suffers of Diabetes know the effects certain foods and their grain make up have on blood sugar levels. Fonio has a lower glycemic index and absorbs into the body more gradually. This means it efficiently releases needed energy decreasing a chance for low or high blood sugar levels. The grain contains properties that help to manage glucose levels and minerals that decrease inflammation.
Fonio And Celiac Disease: Having Celiac Disease means certain grains have an adverse effect on your body. Ingesting gluten when you have celiac can lead to damage of the small intestine which causes bloating and other digestive issues. This grain is naturally gluten free and can be consumed without effecting the the digestive system in negative ways. Fonio actually aids in digestion because it contains a large quantity of fiber which can reduce bloating, stomach problems, and bowels.
Other Health Benefits:
- A healthy energy booster
- Decrease chances of cardiovascular issues like heart disease
- Strengthen hair and nails
- Detox the body
Fonio has a consistency somewhere between quinoa and couscous, and is steadily becoming a popular replacement in many dishes. There are plenty of health benefits and ways to consume it daily. Fonio can be eaten as a cereal, put in stir fry and salads, made as a side dish, or as a replacement for rice in risotto. There are so many delicious ways to cook it, there’s no excuse not to incorporate it into your diet!