Soba Noodles: What's So Great About Them?

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Did you know that Soba noodles are made from a superfood? Soba noodles, also known as buckwheat noodles are a popular gluten free source of carbohydrates. The reason why they are known as buckwheat noodles is because they are made of buckwheat. Most people think that buckwheat is formed from a certain kind of grain, but it is actually a seed that is rich in protein and fiber, also known as “groats.”Groats are high in nutrients such as iron, fibre, protein, thiamine, and contain plenty of antioxidants, hence they are known to be a Superfood! Antioxidants such as rutin, tannis and catechin can be found in buckwheat and as a result, Soba noodles have a variety of health benefits.

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1. Supports Heart Health and Prevents Risk of Stroke

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Rutin and catechin antioxidants present in buckwheat helps to upkeep heart health by strengthening blood vessels and prevent clotting. Catechin especially helps in preventing coronary heart diseases. Rutin also helps in promoting blood circulation and reduces varicose veins and internal bleeding.
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2.Prevents Diabetes
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Soba noodles have a high glycemic load of 22, so they are great at maintaining blood sugar levels. Due to the tannins found in buckwheat, tannins help improve diabetes. Soba noodles have less calories than pasta and are gluten free, making them a good carbohydrate option if you are faced with blood sugar issues.
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3. Helps digestive disorders
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Did you know that soba is a good source of prebiotics? With a combination of the fiber and Tannins found in buckwheat noodles, they help to upkeep bowel flora such as lactobacillus and bacteroides, reducing yeast and harmful bacteria
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4. Reduces Risk of Cancer
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Buckwheat contains a variety of flavonoids that help hinder the growth of cancer cells. Flavonoids found in rutin and catechin help combat cancer by stopping cancer polluted cells from attacking healthy cells. Catechin is commonly found in teas. According to a study, cancer is the least prevalent in China due to their high consumption of tea, due to the catechin found in it. The Japanese had also found that buckwheat is especially helpful in thwarting colon and breast cancer.
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5. Contains Manganese
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Manganese plays a vital role in bone health, glucose metabolism, wound healing and supports the nervous system. Studies have found that manganese deficiency is likely to play a role in osteoporosis, diabetes, and epilepsy.
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Have we convinced you to keep soba noodles on your list yet? Soba noodles are truly yummy and easy to find at the grocery store, and most of all they are easy to prepare and versatile to eat with a variety of preparations. Swing by The Good Co. for their recently released Soba Bowl, packed with a colorful variety of vegetables that you can top with irresistible home crafted dressings for a punch of flavor, or order them online and enjoy them at home. They come in two flavors - The Soba Bowl and The Nyonya Bowl. We hope to see you there soon!