January 29, 2013
Hello Dr. Cordain,
What do you think of Buckwheat? It’s highly popular as healthy alternative to wheat and flower, and often consumed as noodles. Is it semi ok?
Dr. Cordain’s Response:
I have written an entire chapter on pseudo-grains in my latest book, The Paleo Answer, including buckwheat. All of the scientific evidence therein suggests you exclude buckwheat from your diet is provided.
Loren Cordain, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus
Dr. Loren Cordain is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. His research emphasis over the past 20 years has focused upon the evolutionary and anthropological basis for diet, health and well being in modern humans. Dr. Cordain’s scientific publications have examined the nutritional characteristics of worldwide hunter-gatherer diets as well as the nutrient composition of wild plant and animal foods consumed by foraging humans. He is the world’s leading expert on Paleolithic diets and has lectured extensively on the Paleolithic nutrition worldwide. Dr. Cordain is the author of six popular bestselling books including The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook
, The Paleo Diet
, The Paleo Answer
, and The Paleo Diet Cookbook
, summarizing his research findings.