Get your frying pans ready this Shrove Tuesday,  and enjoy your Pancake Day completely guilt free. If ever you needed a reason to eat pancakes, here is one – apparently pancakes can set you on the path to clearer skin. I know it seems contradictory, but experts believe that pancakes made from Buckwheat can help keep your skin clear.

Active components: Rutin and B-vitamins

Benefits: Clear and moisturised skin

The whole grain buckwheat is a good source for the antioxidant rutin, which helps combat inflammation-related skin damage. Wheat germ provides the B-vitamin biotin, which assists cells in processing fats. If you don’t have enough biotin in your body, your skin can become dry and scaly.

In general, whole grains instead of processed carbohydrates can improve your complexion. Processed (or refined) flours can cause an insulin spike, which in turn can encourage acne. Replacing your refined-flour pancakes with buckwheat pancakes is a good acne-reducing move. If that wasn’t enough, it can also help reduce risk of developing Diabetes.

Probably best to lay of the syrup though, they didn’t say anything about helping weight loss.

Source: MedicineNet