Sorghum

healthy-whole-grain-sorghumSorghum is primarily used in the production of sorghum molasses and sorghum syrup, but it also makes a great addition to a healthy diet. It is a gluten-free alternative to wheat and can be ground into flour or popped like popcorn. Perfect for baked goods and salads, sorghum is a delicious substitute for wheat. A single serving of sorghum contains 48% of your daily recommended intake of dietary fiber, which makes it a great option for those seeking to improve their digestive health. Studies have shown that the antioxidants in sorghum may help prevent certain types of cancer, specifically esophageal cancer. Antioxidants fight cell-damaging compounds known as free radicals. Free radicals damage and mutate cells which can lead to cancer. Sorghum also contains enzymes that inhibit the absorption of starch, which helps regulate insulin and glucose levels in the body.