After years on a low-carb, zero-sugar diet, I learned about the Superman grains: the quinoa, wild rice, and buckwheat. I always avoided anything that is high in carbs and sugars as I always had more energy and clarity without them.
Until I learned about the difference between simple and complex carbs.
Simple Vs. Complex Carbs
You see, fruits, honey, agave, and other sugars (basically anything with glucose, fructose, or sucrose) are simple sugars. They spike the blood sugar quickly and then leave you with a crash. Worse of all, they feed candida, parasites, and most other opportunistic organisms, which results in lowering your energy and making you feel like garbage.
In this day and age, where everybody is toxic and has a high load of heavy metals, parasites, candida, and viruses, all of which feed on sugar, I have found that it is best to stay off sugars and simple carbs if one wants to really experience an extraordinary level of health.
Complex carbs, on the other hand, are different. If treated with respect and eaten in the right amounts, they will give you steady energy throughout the day without spiking and crashing your blood sugar.
An amazing source of complex carbs are the gluten-free grains, or what I call the Superman grains. They are sources of serious nutrition, and are nutritionally far superior to many other conventional foods, such as vegetables and beans.
- They are very high in magnesium and B vitamins, nutrients that are not very easy to find in food in significant amounts.
- They are wonderful sources of fiber. I have seen the Superman grains do wonders to people with chronic constipation and digestive problems. They will help you “go” more often.
- They are extraordinary sources of protein, probably the best in my opinion. Unlike nuts and seeds, they are very high in the amino acid lysine, which is an essential amino acid that is also not very easy to come by. The combination of complex carbs and protein makes them great foods for sustaining energy throughout the day.
- They are great for curbing hunger and stabilising blood sugar. In fact, they are ideal for people who find themselves often getting hungry to the point of going insane, or have blood sugar problems and feel like they need to have sugar to keep their blood sugar balanced. You can instead have small servings of the Superman grains instead of having to resort to eating sugar and junk.
- They are delicious and can be a lot of fun to eat if mixed with the right things, regardless of their nutritional value.
The Superman grains are quinoa, wild rice, and buckwheat. They are all wonderful, and it would be very hard to pick one. I usually eat them all together, but if I had to pick a favorite, I would go with the wild rice, both in taste and nutrition. Buckwheat stands out however and is unique in that it can be eaten raw, without cooking, which makes it one of the best choices if you’re travelling, on the go, or want something quick that will keep you full for a while.
Amaranth and millet are the two other gluten-free grains, but I found them to be inferior to the Superman Grains.
This is the most well-known of all the gluten-free grains and does live up to its reputation as a great health food. However, I personally don’t like the white quinoa that is more commonly available. Instead, I recommend trying the wild, black variety of quinoa instead. Wild foods tend to be far more nutritious than cultivated foods, and I found that to be be true with quinoa. Black quinoa also tastes better. Red quinoa comes in second, and I also prefer it to white quinoa.
Buckwheat is a fun food. You can soak buckwheat for a few hours, dry it in the sun, and then have it as a snack or a popcorn replacement, or something to add to your trail mix while you’re traveling or on the go.
What I like about buckwheat is that it doesn’t need to be cooked, you can simply soak it for 8 hours or overnight, rinse, and eat it afterward. You can cook it as well, but I found that it preserves more if its nutritional value if eaten raw and doesn’t raise the blood sugar or feed candida and parasites. Cooking makes buckwheat more starchy, so if you cook it and eat a larger amount than you should, it can raise your blood sugar more than you would like. That is less likely to happen if it’s eaten raw.
You can add buckwheat to liquid-based and oil-based elixirs, or eat it by itself. I usually like to add a little bit of buckwheat to my oil-based elixirs as I found that it helps with digesting the fat. You can do the same with cooked quinoa or wild rice.
You can also have it as a dessert and sweeten it with stevia and cinnamon, or with a “salty” meal and dress it up with different oils and spices.
3. Wild Rice
King of the grains. A real wild food. My personal favorite and probably the most nutritious. It is also the one that needs to be treated with respect the most, from my experience. But in the right amount, this food can be a truly nourishing food that feeds your core. A dish made of wild rice, ghee, curry seasoning and maitake mushrooms can be the most orgasmically delicious thing ever.
Make sure the wild rice you get is wild-harvested, and hand parched. There are now many varieties of cultivated or hybrid wild rice. These are not the real deal, and do not compare to the real wild rice. Wild rice grows wildly in the clear lakes of northern Minnesota and in Canada. It is not genetically modified and has not been altered and tampered with unlike other rice varieties and conventional foods.