Buckwheat is a source of a number of interesting bioflavonoids. Rutin is used by plants as protection against ultraviolet radiation and disease. Rutin has been found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activity, strengthen the walls of capillaries and help blood circulate more effectively.
Oats have unique nutritional properties. They contain more protein and more unsaturated fats than most other cereal grains, high levels of the soluble fibre beta-glucan and a number of interesting anti-inflammatory compounds called avenanthramides. Regular consumption offers multiple cardiovascular and metabolic benefits including lowering total and LDL cholesterol, improving glycaemic control and increasing satiety.