The Hero of Vexx as well as the the main ingredient is buckwheat! That’s why this plant deserves the necessary explanation. What is buckwheat exactly? Why did Vexx choose for buckwheat? And what are the health benefits of eating buckwheat?
It is often thought that buckwheat is a grain because the seeds look like cereal grains. But buckwheat is not a grain but a plant related to greens like rhubarb and sorrel. Buckwheat is not related to wheat so gluten-free and safe for those with a gluten allergy. Buckwheat is a very nutritious plant with major health benefits.
Plant Based Proteins
Buckwheat is packed with plant based proteins.The protein in buckwheat is a high quality protein, containing all eight essential amino acids. Proteins are important nutrients that provide your body with energy and build and repair tissues. It is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.Next to this plant based proteins contain a lot of fiber which gives you a full fulling and avoids hunger cravings.
High in Magnesium
Buckwheat is a good source of Magnesium, a mineral that is essential for the functioning of hundreds of enzymes in your body. Mainly enzymes that produce, transport, store and use energy. Magnesium makes sure that nutrients in your body can be transformed into energy. Magnesium also relaxes muscles, nerves and blood vessels, improving blood flow and nutrient delivery while lowering blood pressure. Research has also indicated that magnesium lowers the risk of getting diabetes.
Essential Amino Acids
Buckwheat contains the amino acids lysine and arginine. Arginine increase muscle mass, stimulates fat burning and provides your body with extra resistance. Lysine recovers tissues and supports the production of enzymes, hormones and antibodies.
Packed with Vitamin B
Buckwheat is packed with vitamin B1, B2 and B6. Vitamins B1 and B2 are needed for processing carbohydrates and fats into energy. B1 also plays an essential role in the functioning of the nerve system and heart. Vitamin B6 assists in hormonal optimization, cell health and energy utilization. Without Vitamin B6 your body would not be able to absorb Vitamin B12.
As you can see Buckwheat has many benefits and is a super healthy product! That’s why we at Vexx decided to use organic buckwheat flour as main ingredient for our shakes.