Farro is an ancient nutty-tasting wheat grain that originated in Egypt. It’s a great substitute for pasta. It has lots of protein, high concentration of dietary fiber and is a resistant starch. Farro’s complex carbohydrates break down slowly. This keeps energy and sugar levels stable, and helps us feel full longer. Farro also helps improve metabolism because it is rich in vitamin B3.
We like incorporating farro into our post-workout meals because it provides magnesium, iron and zinc. Magnesium is an electrolyte which supports muscle, nerve and brain function. It relieves muscle cramps, PMS symptoms, and headaches. Iron allows red blood cells to carry oxygen to our tissues, making us feel energized. Zinc stimulates white blood cell function in our bodies. This helps defend against infections and repair our bodies. Not bad for someting so yummy! Happy Cooking!Read More