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The good and bad of a buckwheat diet

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There are plenty of mono-diets based on consuming a single product several days. One of the most popular mono-diet is a buckwheat diet. This diet is cheap and effective, as it can help you get amazing results in no time.

Buckwheat is a powerhouse of nutrients. Although it is gluten free, so it can be a great substitute for wheat, rye, barley and oats. It is beneficial for our health, as it improves digestion, boosts metabolism, removes excess water, purify blood and lower bad cholesterol levels.

So if you are looking for an effective diet to get in shape and boost your healthy, a buckwheat diet is perfect for you. In this article, we would like to tell you more about the pros and cons of this diet and show you a diet menu. Are you interested? Scroll down to read this article right now.

The advantages and disadvantages of a buckwheat diet

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Advantages

  • It can help you lose extra pounds fast.
  • It improves the function of the digestive tract and stimulates the growth of valuable microflora in the bowels.
  • It purifies the blood.
  • It makes you feel full and reduces sugar cravings.
  • It accelerates nail and hair growth.

Disadvantages

  • It can be difficult to follow this diet and limit the consumption of salt.
  • It may lower pressure.
  • You may experience headaches and fatigue.
  • The lack of sugar may reduce mental activity and performance.
  • This diet may lead to vitamin deficiency.

Seven-day diet menu

A mono-diet means you should eat only buckwheat. It can be dangerous for your health, so we’ve decided to show you another healthy variant of a buckwheat diet. It is not too strict, but it may also help you get in shape fast.

Seven-day buckwheat diet menu
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Day 1

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat, a glass of natural yogurt and boiled carrots.
  • Snack: an orange.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with zucchini and spinach.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.

Day 2

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat, a glass of natural yogurt and a spoon of honey.
  • Snack: a pear.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with tomatoes.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.

Day 3

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat, a glass of natural yogurt and one banana.
  • Snack: a cup of strawberries.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with green beans.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.
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Day 4

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat, a glass of natural yogurt and a spoon of honey.
  • Snack: a handful of almonds.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with tuna.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.

Day 5

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat, a glass of natural yogurt and half an apple.
  • Snack: a grapefruit.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with steamed broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.Take 1 Minute Quiz and Get Customized Meal & Workout Plan

Day 6

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat, a glass of natural yogurt and one spoon of honey.
  • Snack: one green apple.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with low-fat cheese.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.

Day 7

  • Breakfast: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.
  • Snack: boiled broccoli.
  • Lunch: a bowl of buckwheat with grilled zucchini.
  • Dinner: a bowl of buckwheat and a glass of natural yogurt.

If you are interested in healthy meal plans, you may be curious about other methods of supporting your body health. Supplement a proper meal plan with some exercise and take up this 20 Min Full Body Workout at Home.

DISCLAIMER:

This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!

SOURCES:

  1. Buckwheat Diet (2019, livestrong.com)
  2. The health benefits of buckwheat (2019, bbcgoodfood.com)
  3. What are the health benefits of buckwheat? (2019, medicalnewstoday.com)

 

Kristen Fleming

Kristen Fleming

I am a U.S. educated and trained Registered Dietitian (MS, RD, CNSC) with clinical and international development experience. I have experience conducting systematic reviews and evaluating the scientific literature both as a graduate student and later to inform my own evidence-based practice as an RD. I am currently based in Lusaka, Zambia after my Peace Corps service was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some meaningful work to do as I figure out next steps. This would be my first freelance project, but I am a diligent worker and quite used to independent and self-motivated work.

Kristen Fleming, MS, RD, CNSC

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