The Future of Grain – Einkorn, Teff and Quinoa

Posted by on March 3, 2014 in Food, Drink & Nutrition, Health with 0 Comments

Anna Hunt | Wakingtimes | Mar 03 2014

wheatMany people are discovering that modern wheat is the perfect chronic poison. The consumption of wheat and wheat-containing products has been linked to many devastating and chronic health conditions includinggluten intoleranceceliac disease, endocrine system disruption, leaky gut syndrome, chronic fatigue, diabetes, mental illnesses, and more. As a result, many people are trying out gluten and wheat-free diets and quickly discovering that within just a week or two, their health improves, they have more energy, and curious, lingering conditions such as unexplainable skin rashes seem to clear up nearly overnight.

The over-hybridization of wheat and the corporate seed monopoly’s war on bio-diversity mean that the vast majority of wheat farmers are producing the same kind of wheat, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find high-quality heritage grains for consumption. So for people who’ve discovered first hand how modern wheat is assaulting their health and well-being, it is important to find alternative grains that can be used as freely as common wheat.

The best three alternatives to modern toxic wheat are all very highly nutritious grains that are increasing in popularity and availability.

1. Einkorn – For people who are looking for wheat that doesn’t come with toxicity and chronic poisoning of Triticum aestivum, today’s most common ‘bread wheat,’ einkorn wheat is the perfect alternative. Known as Triticum monococcum, einkorn is a heritage grain that has been harvested for over 10,000 years, is highly nutritious and doesn’t contain the gluten peptide that is in modern wheat.

Einkorn is now popularly available online in the form of prepared flourspastasseed and other products.

2. Teff – Considered by many to be an up and coming ‘superfood,’ the cereal grain teff, Eragrostis tef, native to Ethiopia is a perfect gluten-free alternative to wheat, and is gaining in popularity and demand. Additionally, as a crop, it thrives in dry conditions and can be used to feed many people in drought stricken areas, and may be a successful grain to grow in drought-stricken California. Considered a superfood by many, teff is versatile for cooking and is poised to become a global crop over the coming years.

Teff is available as a whole grainground in flour, and as seed for planting.

3. Quinoa – Native to South America, this already widely popular grain is a delicious and highly nutritious substitute for modern wheat, and is very versatile to cook with. Considered on of the world’s greatest superfoods, the edible seeds of quinoa are extremely high in protein and calcium and are thus highly valuable to vegetarians and vegans. Frequently prepared as a side dish and used in salads, this grain can also be used to make breads, pastries and pasta dishes.

Quinoa is available in whole grain, pre-ground into flour, in pastasand in other products.

At this point in time, sourcing these terrific alternatives to toxic modern wheat are without doubt a bit more difficult and more pricey than consuming the modern wheat that is so ubiquitous in modern food today. However, the benefits on your health and mental wellness quickly make up for the extra expense. Additionally, because modern wheat is used in so many processed and restaurant foods today, if you make a commitment to quitting toxic wheat then you’ll simply have to abandon many processed foods that are introducing other toxins like MSG and the myriad chemicals used in food packaging, and you’ll also have to dine out less which will save money and reduce your consumption of cheap salts and oily foods.

Overall, integrating einkorn, teff and quinoa into your diet and ditching modern wheat is a fantastic way to improve the health and well-being of you and your family.

About the Author

Anna Hunt is a staff writer for and an entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in research and editorial writing. She and her husband run a preparedness e-store outlet, offering GMO-free storable food and emergency kits. Anna is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor. She enjoys raising her children and being a voice for optimal human health and wellness. Read more of her excellent articles here.



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