By: Joy Schrock, President of Berlin Natural Bakery
Spelt’s claim to fame here in the U.S. is based upon it being a great alternative for those that suffer with wheat allergies and sensitivites.
Thousands of consumers purchase spelt products solely for this reason. But there are many other reasons to consider adding spelt to your diet.
There isn’t much about spelt that doesn’t make it a better alternative to wheat.
Spelt is often referred to as the “feel good grain”…and rightfully so…
1) Keeps You Happy
Spelt has a higher level of L-Tryptophan which in turn promotes and aids in the production of serotonin compared to wheat.
2) Keeps You Fit
Approximately 30% or more Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) than wheat – fueling your body by converting blood sugar into energy and is essential for nervous system, cardiovascular and muscular function. 10-25% higher levels of protein and important amino acids so it promotes fitness strength, muscle expansion and endurance – all things your body wants and needs to stay at its best.
3) Keeps You Sharp
Approximately 25% or higher in B6 compared to wheat. It converts proteins to energy and helps brain function.
4) Keeps You Looking Good
Approximately 45% more vitamin E than common wheat. Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant by neutralizing free radicals in the body that cause tissue and cellular damage. Vitamin E also contributes to a healthy circulatory system and aids in proper blood clotting and improves wound healing. Some studies have shown that Vitamin E decreases symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and certain types of breast disease.
5) Easy To Eat and Digest
Spelt is high in water solubility and its glutens are so fragile that it is easy to eat, easy to absorb and easy to love.
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