Teff for Weight Loss

Teff  is great for people suffering from celiac disease. This gluten free grain is loaded in nutrients and also helps with weight loss.

The ancient grain is very high in fiber which is why it encourages weight loss. It is also a soluble fiber. Soluble fiber has the tendency to form into a sort of gel in the gut slowing down sugar absorption into the bloodstream making it a great food choice for diabetics!

This ancient grain which is highly used in Ethiopia boosts metabolism, increases energy and thus accelerates weight loss.

Other Health Benefits of Teff

This healthy ancient grain which is native to Ethiopia is very dense in nutrients. Not only is the high fiber content in this ancient grain great for keeping the digestive system healthy by flushing toxins out of the body, but it also contains calcium, amino acids, protein, manganese and iron!

With so many people lacking in vitamins and minerals these days as a result of the lack of vitamins and minerals in the food, adding teff to the diet is a great way to up the intake of some very important ntrients in the diet. This healthy grain also decreases inflammation and takes away cramping and bloating. 

 Teff Flour vs. Regular Wheat Flour

Regular or commercial wheat flour is bad news for your figure and your health. It is also extremely difficult for the body to break down.

Modern wheat (dwarf wheat), which was developed in the 1960's is low in important nutrients. It also contains higher levels of gluten which is the reason the body has a much more difficult time trying to break it down. Modern wheat is also genetically modified. 

Gluten in normal amounts is not a problem, unless of course you have celiac disease. People have been consuming gluten in grains for thousands of years. The problem is the modern (genetically modified) wheat that has abnormally high amounts of gluten in it causing the body to have a very difficult time processing it! There are other ancient grains named kamut and spelt that do contain gluten in normal amounts which are not genetically modified and very healthy. For more information concerning these healthy grains click on the links.

Teff is in it's  original form. In other words it has not been genetically modified! In addition to it being a gluten free flour, It also contains vitamin C which is great for your immune system. Some other healthy ancient gluten free grains include sorghum, buckwheat, quinoa and oats. For more on these you can click on the links.

The fact that this healthy grain is extremely high in iron makes it great for circulation. The grain is also high in copper which is known to cure arthritis as well as making it good for the brain, bones and skin health.

Uses for Teff

Teff can be used as a healthy breakfast cereal and it can also be used to make delicious stuffing. You can add this delicious grain to stew as well. When looking to turn this wonderful grain into a tasty gluten free flour for your baking, all you have to do is simply grind the grain into a flour. You can quite easily grind it up in a grain mill or you can purchase the already prepared flour at the supermarket. 

Bottom Line

Teff is a very healthy gluten free grain which is great for those suffering from celiac disease and for helping with weight loss. Because this healthy nutrient dense grain doesn't cause blood sugar spikes it also makes it a  great food choice for diabetics! So start adding some of this healthy ancient grain to your diet today and watch your health and figure improve.