For many, particularly those with autoimmune health conditions, grains are too inflammatory, and should be avoided. Pseudo-grains are a nutritious and convenient alternative, performing the same function that grains have in our diet, without the negative effects.
Pseudo-grains are actually seeds, but with a higher carbohydrate content that seeds usually have, and a lower carbohydrate content than grains. They include buckwheat, quinoa, millet and amaranth, and are highly nutritious and easier to digest than grains.
Pseudo-grains are ideal for an anti-inflammatory diet, especially if soaked. They are either neutralising or alkaline-forming foods in the body, which is anti-inflammatory and conducive to healing. They are light, satisfying and highly nutritious. Quinoa for example has a complete range of amino acids, and is high in Omega 3, which is essential to fight inflammation in the body.