What Is Sorghum, And Why Should You Add It To Your Diet?

It seems like with each passing year, a new trendy super food comes along with it. You can prattle off many different foods that have shared in the honor of being a fad health food, from kale to quinoa to chia seeds. Even though the fad diet trend may be a little annoying at best and deceitful at worst, I do still tend to let my curiosity get the better of me by sampling whatever latest food product is hot on the market.

Most recently, I have been hearing more and more about an item called sorghum. I had never heard of this before, and I came to find out that many people do not know about it either – at least not yet. That’s because once I got to reading about all the many health benefits that sorghum can provide for the body, I immediately decided that I should give it a try, either cooking it myself or seeking out some trendy restaurant that would be able to serve it to me. I found a lot of very useful and helpful information from an article post by Care 2 on the benefits of sorghum, and I would be glad to share what I learned from the post here with you now. 

So, what exactly is sorghum? While it is technically a broad term for a specific type of grasses found in the tropic regions of the world, most people generally refer to sorghum as a grain crop that is incredibly nutritious and filling. Sorghum ranks in terms of popularity right up there with such powerhouse foods as wheat, rice, corn, and barley. Perhaps the absolute best part of sorghum is its protein content, considering that just one single cup of the stuff contains a full 22 grams of protein (trust me, that is a lot for any food!). The body needs protein to thrive and sustain its energy, so this alone makes sorghum worthy of a second look. 

Still, as if that weren’t enough, it turns out that this incredible grain is also chock full of various minerals and nutrients that are absolutely vital for better overall health and wellness in the body. Sorghum will provide you with a healthy amount of nutrients such as calcium, zinc, iron, potassium, and various antioxidants that will protect the health of your heart, skin, and brain.

Finally, as an added bonus, sorghum is a gluten free food, which makes it ideal for virtually all dietary plans. 

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