Health Benefits of Quinoa

Health Benefits of Quinoa Quinoa can be substituted for almost any grain in almost any recipe. It looks and tastes great on its own but I’ll share with you some ways you can make this a beautiful side dish. Quinoa is commonly thought of as a grain and used as such; its really a seed of a plant in the same family of leafy greens like swiss chard. It has been around for thousands of years and dates back to 3000 BC Quinoa is perfect for summertime. Because quinoa is light and fluffy much like couscous and it makes a great cold dish. And best of all takes only 15 minutes to cook. Quinoa is an excellent source of iron which promotes energy production so its a great pick me up food, and a great source of fiber which can lower cholesterol and a good source for magnesium which relaxes blood vessels. So this is a heart healthy food. Its low on the glycemic index so safe for diabetics, its Gluten free, so the perfect grain for those with gluten intolerance and it contains more protein than any other grain; an average of 16%, compared with 7.5 percent for rice. Quinoa’s protein is of an unusually high quality. It contains all 9 essential amino acids, no other plant source can claim this. Its perfect for those cutting back on animal meat, but needing to maintain adequate protein. You can find quinoa cookies, cereals, and pasta. Basically use it where you would use any other grain. You may see a variety of colors of quinoa but the two most seen on shelves are the yellow and the red
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18 thoughts on “Health Benefits of Quinoa”

  1. i used to sell alot of quinoa at my old work… my gosh i cant believe i have? never once tried it lol well now this health information is quite interesting. organic market here i come! thankyou very much for your expertice ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. i love it, very versatile.
    makes a great cereal with cinnamon and vanilla added? while cooking,
    makes a great veggie pilaf or main dish with ground ginger and Chinese five-spice added while cooking.

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  4. actually, virtually all plants contain phytoestrogens… they are not unhealthy. And in fact, regarding soy, several studies have been shown linking it to LOWERING prostate & breast cancer. I have yet to come across any reputable scientific research? affirming this largely held myth that moderate consumption of soy is an unhealthy food.

  5. Quinoa is an Incan super grain originated from PERU, highly regarded in that culture for its nutritional benefits.? Just a quick fact, Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Yep it is! Quinoa Gluten? free supergrain! more americans should eat it, it would help? with obesity crisis! Its to bad we live in a stubborn brainwashed society that lives on Gluten, dairy, sugar and? pharmaceutical positions

  7. what is the best way to cook it without loosing its? nutrition.. i see you have to cook it a lot.. doesnt that take all the nutrition and proteins out of it?

  8. but 100 grams of quinoa is ALOT… people say it has a lot of protein but it doesnt hve more then couscous or any other thing.. that is so small
    you can truly eat 100 gram? of quinoa or any sort of small thing becuase when its cooked it BECOMES A LOT
    unless you make it for different meals.. also these stuff is expensive atleast here i live.. its way more expensive then pasta which has fortified protien and more expensive then meat pr pound

  9. i love it so much, i slightly fry up onions and peppers and sunflower seeds and? mix the quinoa with it. served with salad its awesome.

  10. IMPORTANT To maximize your nutritional intake from quinoa, as with all grains, nuts and legumes and especially if you? are using it for holistic treatments, it needs to be soaked to reduce phytic acid. I can’t seem to add links to websites but just Google it for the whys and hows.

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