You know that whole grains are good for your body - but you may not be aware that the best grains for your body include foods that you may never have tasted! On his March 6 show, Dr. Mehmet Oz invited holistic health expert Heidi Skolnik, author of "The Nutrient Timing for Peak Performance," to reveal these super grains. Ready to discover which grains provide you with the most protein, vitamins, minerals and fiber? Get the dish here:
- Teff contains the most calcium of all grains, making it ideal for stronger bones and relief from PMS. It contains resistant starch to help you lose weight, and makes a tasty breakfast cereal. Sample it by clicking here to get Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Teff.
- Millet can help with muscle and nerve pain because it contains magnesium and B vitamins. Heidi recommends hulled millet rather than pearled. Try this gluten-free grain now by clicking here to get organic Eden Millet, Whole Grain. You can use it to replace oatmeal or use in soups.
- Did you know that one serving of kamut has more protein than an egg? Called the "high energy wheat," kamut provides you with 40 percent more protein than regular wheat, says Heidi. You can buy it in flour form for baking or as a cereal. My favorite: Arrowhead Mills Organic Puffed Kamut Cereal, which has just 50 calories per cup and is fabulous topped with almond milk and berries.
- Become a buckwheat believer, says Heidi. It can help your circulation and reduce "bad" cholesterol levels. Forms of buckwheat range from groats to soba to kasha. Try kasha or toasted buckwheat to replace rice, boiling one cup with two cups of broth and then saute with onions or veggies for pilaf (yum!). Try it by clicking here now to get Bob's Red Mill Organic Buckwheat Toasted Kasha.