Highly protein and easily digestible, Kamut flour is a panacea for the heart
Kamut flour is made from a particular variety of wheat, called Khorasan – from the Middle Eastern region where it was once grown. More and more often we find it on the shelves of our supermarkets, but what differences are there compared to the classic wheat flour and what benefits does it bring to our body?
Its nutritional profile is particularly interesting: although it brings a few more calories than other flours (in a 100-gram portion there are about 310), that of kamut is richer in essential substances for our health, such as proteins and salts. minerals. Also note the presence of gluten, which makes it a food not suitable for those suffering from celiac disease or intolerance.
One of the main characteristics of kamut flour is its anti-inflammatory action. A study conducted on 22 people, the results of which were published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed how a substitute diet with products based on kamut flour can reduce inflammation and oxidative stress, both factors that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. Always protecting the heart, these foods have been shown to be effective in reducing the levels of "bad" cholesterol in the blood.
Kamut flour is excellent for athletes, because it is very energetic: since it provides a slow release of sugars into the blood, it can guarantee energy in the long term. As a low glycemic index food, it is also suitable for all those who need to keep sugars under control. A recent experiment has in fact shown that the consumption of this type of flour reduces blood sugar and stimulates the response to insulin, thus offering a preventive factor against the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
At a nutritional level, kamut flour contains important substances such as vitamin B3, which plays a fundamental role in the correct functioning of the nervous system, and mineral salts. In particular, it is rich in selenium and zinc: both have antioxidant efficacy, counteracting the formation of free radicals and the onset of related diseases.
Finally, kamut flour is particularly rich in protein and has a good amount of fiber. The latter promote the well-being of the intestinal tract and increase the sense of satiety, thus helping us to take in fewer calories and lose weight. There are no contraindications to the consumption of foods based on this flour, with the exception of course of celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.