Alternative Grain Foods For Better Health & Wellbeing
Food or Filler?
Based on the economics of cultivation, the use of wheat is very widespread and it can be said that the western society consumes wheat in one form or another in every meal of the day 365 days a year. Wheat and its compounds are often used as fillers in many products ranging from vitamin tablets, beverages, powdered foods, ice creams, pastas, spreads, seasonings and much more.
Whereas ancient societies relied on the nutrition of many other grains and legumes which provided dietary balance, today we overindulge in the single nutrient source of wheat. Wheat is usually in a highly processed form and often accompanied by animal derived fats and the addition of artificial colours, flavours and preservatives.
As with the effect of overdose of any single food ingredient or single vitamin, would it not be logical that the overdose of wheat could be causing damage or is responsible for the many health problems associated with today's society? We only need to look at the increasing incidence of wheat allergies, coeliac disease, diabetes and sensitivities in our society to realise that our dietary intake may be inadequate, nutritionally inadequate and more importantly, contrary to our biological requirements.
Unknown to many, wheat is more difficult to digest than gluten free grains such as maize or rice and the effect of this digestion difficulty is not necessarily restricted to coeliacs alone. Digestive effects can often translate to a feeling of fullness, wind, nausea, heartburn, constipation, head ache, indigestion, etc... Many people experience these symptoms in minor or severe form but very few are aware that the cause may be food related.
How Can Orgran products assist?
The Orgran concept offers an enormous range of foods that are diverse, nutritious, delicious and practical. They provide a ‘closer to nature’ beneficial difference that sets them apart from commercial foods that are sold by inflated marketing activity and artificial flavour profiles rather than true nutritional merit.
With the greater demand for natural health foods, Orrgan products aim to assist people in correcting their daily food intake. The products have been developed for both the benefit of the general consumer as well as providing a nutritionally sound alternative for coeliacs and those with special dietary requirements.
Many food products available to coeliacs, such as mixes and formulations, are cereal fractions (starch based) creating a decreased nutrition profile and less dietary fibre. They usually require the addition of eggs, sugar or fat in their preparation. This is perhaps acceptable if one was to utilise these foods infrequently, however many need to rely on these substitutes as a staple. Whilst catering for one dietary problem, high use of these products may actually create other problems, such as increased fat and / or cholesterol intake, constipation and decreased nutrient intake.
Different food groups such as cereals, vegetables and legumes all provide their own nutritional qualities that only nature can provide in proper balance. Most often a combination of the groups provides an enhanced nutritional source such as Orgran Vegetable Rice Pasta (natural energy source) and Orgran Buckwheat Pasta (part of the rhubarb plant group and is one of the highest biological proteins in the plant kingdom).
The comprehensive Orgran range allows for excellent rotational diet and variation of nutrition. Orgran gluten free foods are natural, delicious and versatile!
Rice,Maize meal, Quinoa real (10%), Millet
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03 Oct, 2015, By Lize-marie
This pasta was okay, but I do want to point out that it only contains 10% Quinoa. While 100% Quinoa pasta are great alternatives, this one is not what I was looking for. If you are not looking for Quinoa pasta, I would then recommend some of the other alternatives, because this one was just okay.
25 Oct, 2014, By Ayesha
This pasta is by far the best gluten free pasta I have ever used. I wish they made this particular mix of grains in other shapes.