I have been busy cooking up all kinds of ways to get your summer body healthier than ever. This recipe with its Blueberries and Buckwheat combination is just one of the recipes I love to make and share. .
Let’s talk about why is recipe is a Nutrition Coaches dream recipe to share with clients.
Let’s start with Blueberries; from the stand point of health kudos, we have the high percentage of Dietary fiber, Vitamin C, and flavonoids. Flavonoids are a type of phytonutrient that offers antioxidant protection, such as boosting your immune system and fighting inflammation. Flavonoids may also help decrease the LDL (bad cholesterol)-oxidation process that can lead to arterial plaque, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
Blueberries get their dark blue color from Anthocyanins, another disease-fighting antioxidant that may benefit heart health.
Blueberries have also been studied for their potential to protect and improve vision. You see :>)
How about that Buckwheat? Why choose Buckwheat for your next recipe? Well, here are a few little things you may not know about this plant. People make flour from the leaves and flowers of Buckwheat. This flour can be used either as food (usually in bread, pancakes, and noodles) or as medicine.
As medicine, buckwheat is used to improve blood flow by strengthening veins and small blood vessels; to treat varicose veins and poor circulation in the legs; and to prevent “hardening of the arteries” known as Atherosclerosis.
Buckwheat is also used to treat diabetes. – By improving how well the body deals with blood sugar. What-Sugar? Yep I snuck up on you with that one didn’t I? So many of the inflammatory based conditions and diseases are focused around sugar, it is unbelievable. This recipe is a tasty alternative to the highly processed store boxed brands and many in restaurants too. It is easy to make, can be refrigerated for use the next day too And it is good for you in so many ways.
Now on to the recipe… Enjoy! Buckwheat and Blueberry Pancakes
Recipe Created By Carol Takakura-Creative Wellness with Carol