Last week we discussed different alternatives to eating bread, and now we would love to discuss why going “grain free” altogether may be an option for you!
First, let’s start with a few benefits to going grain free:
* Improved Mood
* Reduced Anxiety
* Dementia Prevention
* Decrease in “Mind Fog”
* Enhanced Learning Capabilities
According to the article from Food Renegade, “…All grains have anti-nutrients. You may have heard of phytic acid, for example. Grains also contain enzyme inhibitors. These anti-nutrients actually block minerals so you can’t absorb them.
This is why we soak or sprout grains — to neutralize the anti-nutrients and to deactivate the enzyme inhibitors. Whole grains actually contain a lot of vitamins and minerals. For example, they are especially high in magnesium and zinc, which many of us are deficient in. But you have to soak or sprout them to unlock and release these nutrients.”
On Friday, we are so excited to share a recipe that shows how easy it is to incorporate going “grain free” with foods that you already love, at a much healthier alternative! Stay tuned! 🙂
Here are some other great articles about why going grain free is such a great idea!