You’ve heard about the health benefits of quinoa and chia seeds, and here’s another good reason to eat more of them.
Angelina Jolie has started following an ancient grain diet not just for the nutrients, but for the amazing beauty benefits. Apparently eating quinoa, millet, chia seeds, spelt, farro and buckwheat leaves you with glowing skin – hey, we’re sold!
Jolie, who has just left Australia after filming Unbroken and is settling with Brad Pitt and the kids in South Africa, has been snacking on the grains, as well as nuts and seeds, and incorporating them into her daily meal plans.
Nutritionists rave about ancient grains, as they have not been processed like the wheat, corn and rice products we eat today. They have retained essential nutrients, are low in GI and provide many more health benefits than today’s common grains.
Make one of our favourite easy dinner ideas, one-pot farro, tonight!
Forget celebrity diets – we already love ancient grains and their nutty, chewy flavours, but if it can get us gorgeous skin and hair like Angelina’s, we’ll help ourselves to an extra serving!
Do you eat ancient grains? What are your favourite recipes?
Julia has lived and worked in London, Amsterdam, and New York, and is obsessed with food. She's either cooking or thinking about what to eat next. Follow Julia on Twitter.