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BUCKWHEAT

Often mistaken for a cereal grain, this gluten-free seed comes with bumper health benefits. It’s a good stand-in for rice, and you can also buy it ground as a flour, to use in bread and pancake recipes

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Despite its name, buckwheat is unrelated to wheat and is, in fact, a highly nutritious fruit seed similar to quinoa and amaranth. Its versatility and good value make buckwheat popular beyond gluten-free diets, though. It contains protein and soluble fibre, and it’s rich in complex carbohydrates.

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This month our experts and dietitians report on research that shows better sleep aids weight loss (and share diet tips for quality slumber), reveal what they feed their own kids, and give advice on spotting the signs of bowel cancer. We also investigate claims that the 8–week Blood Sugar diet can reverse type 2 diabetes, plus dish up a host of healthier spring eats…
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