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Foods for Treating Depression: Quinoa

Foods for Treating Depression: Quinoa

Subscribe to our email newsletter! eepurl.com Welcome to Superfoods. Usually we would advise against eating your problems away. But this week, we’re talking about foods that not only taste good but will actually make you feel better too. Learn how the nutrients from quinoa interact with your brain to produce the chemicals that help fight off depression. ABOUT SUPERFOODS: This weekly show spotlights super healthy foods and shows viewers how to incorporate them into their everyday diets. Get the skinny on everything from kale to pomegranates, learn delicious and easy recipes, and pick up tricks on how to add these super foods into the dishes you already love.

Quinoa Porridge

QUINOA PORRIDGE (Healthy Breakfast) – Nicko’s Kitchen


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How to Make Breakfast Quinoa – Breakfast. With Benefits.

How to Make Breakfast Quinoa – Breakfast. With Benefits.

Full recipe at www.tablespoon.com A perfect mix of breakfast flavors in one powerful little cup. So many layers to love: yogurt, chia seeds, quinoa, fresh berries, almonds, cinnamon. Make it the night before and grab some extra zzzzs. Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4 servings Ingredients: 1/4 cup milk 2 containers (6 oz each) Yoplait® Original 99% Fat Free French vanilla, strawberry or harvest peach yogurt 4 teaspoons chia seed 1 cup cooled cooked quinoa (1/4 cup uncooked) 2 cups fresh fruit (mixed berries or chopped peaches) 1/4 cup coarsely chopped toasted almonds or pecans 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Benefits of QUINOA!!!

Benefits of QUINOA!!!

I’ve been experimenting with QUINOA!!!! Some of you might have heard of this seed, this is a great alternative to brown rice, white rice, or wild rice. The Inca warriors used to eat quinoa right before battle to give them energy and more stamina! • Quinoa is a complete protein w/ all 9 essential aminos. • Filled with Iron • High in Magnesium • B-2 vitamins for energy • Lysine which is essential for tissue & growth repair. • Gluten-Free • Alkaline for your body! Super easy to make, 2 cups of water for every cup of quinoa. I encourage you all to give quinoa a shot and let me know how you like it! ? JOIN OUR COMMUNITY! Facebook.com Twitter.com Pinterest.com RawYouth.tumblr.com http

How to Cook Quinoa and What are the Health Benefits

How to Cook Quinoa and What are the Health Benefits

How to Cook Quinoa and What are the Health Benefits

What is quinoa? What are the health benefits of quinoa? How do you cook quinoa? If these are some of the questions that you have about quinoa, let David Venable, QVC’s host of In the Kitchen with David, guide you. Look at David’s recipes, tips, and more: qvc.co Let’s learn a little bit more about quinoa. Now technically quinoa isn’t a grain, it’s a seed that can be white, red, black, or purple. But quinoa is often grouped with grains as it’s very similar in texture, taste, and how it cooks. Now quinoa is more protein than any grain, in fact, its protein levels are comparable to some meats. Plus it’s loaded with some vitamins and minerals like iron, vitamin E, and folate. It also has some important amino acids like lycine. Quinoa has a mild nutty flavoring, cooks in just about 15-20 minutes in a pot of boiling water. But be sure to rinse the seeds well beforehand to remove that naturally bitter coating. You’ll know when the quinoa is done when the seeds expand and turn into little curly cues. Be sure to drain it well, and if possible, let the quinoa rest for a few minutes before fluffing and serving it. Now for a richer flavor, you can always toast the quinoa before cooking it to really bring out its nutty flavor, but don’t use oil or butter. It enhances that bitter flavor even if the seeds have been pre-rinsed. Feel free to cook the quinoa in chicken, beef, or vegetable broth. That will always add a nice rich depth. Now think of quinoa like rice and use it in your

Quinoa Nutritional Benefits – Protein Is Just The Start…

Quinoa Nutritional Benefits – Protein Is Just The Start…

Go to www.healthyeatingstartshere.com for the full article. Special Guest – Keen-Wah Decadence Bars: www.yogaearth.com Quinoa nutritional benefits go far beyond being a complete protein. There are just so many reasons to include quinoa in your healthy eating plan… And check out www.healthyeatingstartshere.com for the free ‘7 Secrets For Shaping Up Your Healthy Eating Habits’.
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Curry Quinoa Salad

yum! i was overwhelmed by the nice comments in my last video! hope you guys are still going along! we can do this! ^^ ________________________________________ i made a lot but you can cut the recipe by half. Ingredients: 3 cups quinoa 6 cups water 1 TBSP olive oil 1 cup diced carrots 3/4 cup diced onions 1 tsp curry powder 1 cup sliced cherry tomatoes (sliced into quarters) 1 cup diced celery 1 diced avocado 1 cup chopped cilantro/ or parsley 1 lemon juice *1 tsp sea salt/ or add salt to taste -cook quinoa in rice cooker or add water into a pot and bring to boil. add quinoa and bring back to a boil. cover on medium for 12 mins or until water is absorbed. -when quinoa is done, fluff and let it cool -in a pan on medium heat, add olive oil, carrots, onion, and curry powder. cook for 3~5 mins or until onions are soft -in a large mixing bowl, add quinoa, carrots, onion, tomatoes, celery, avocado, cilantro, and lemon juice. mix well – add salt to taste. ENJOY! =] twitter.com
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Health Benefits of Quinoa

Health Benefits of Quinoa

www.karenrothnutrition.com 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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Quinoa Nutritional Benefits – Protein Is Just The Start…

Quinoa Nutritional Benefits – Protein Is Just The Start…

Go to www.healthyeatingstartshere.com for the full article. Special Guest – Keen-Wah Decadence Bars: www.yogaearth.com Quinoa nutritional benefits go far beyond being a complete protein. There are just so many reasons to include quinoa in your healthy eating plan… And check out www.healthyeatingstartshere.com for the free ‘7 Secrets For Shaping Up Your Healthy Eating Habits’.
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Whole Grains Council Highlights Benefits of Sprouted Grains As Grain of the Month for April

Whole Grains Council Highlights Benefits of Sprouted Grains As Grain of the Month for April

Livermore, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2012

TruRoots, a leader in sustainably sourced, GMO-free whole grains and sprouted foods categories, applauds the Whole Grains Council for highlighting the benefits of sprouted grains by noting them as their whole grain of the month for April.

Sprouting grains increases many of the grains’ key nutrients, including B vitamins, vitamin C, folate, fiber, and essential amino acids often lacking in grains, such as lysine. In addition to boosting nutrition by increasing vitamins and micronutrients, sprouting activates enzymes to make those nutrients more available for the body to absorb.

TruRoots takes the work out of sprouting at home by using a process that involves germinating and carefully drying organic grains and beans with their convenient, shelf-stable sprouted grain products for everyday meals, including:


Accents Sprouted Quinoa Trio: medley of organic red, black, and white quinoa, sprouted to release full nutritional potential and natural enzymes with a delicious nutty flavor. Named a 2011 sofi Silver Award winner
Accents Sprouted Rice Trio: exclusive ensemble of germinated brown rice, germinated red rice and quick-cooking wild rice.
Accents Sprouted Lentil Trio: blend of organic black, brown, and green lentils, sprouted to increase nutrient availability and quicker cooking.
Sprouted Quinoa: ancient grain staple is high in protein and quick to cook.
Sprouted Green Lentils: captured at the moment between being a bean and a green, these fresh-tasting little rounds are miraculously quick to cook
Germinated Brown Rice: full of highly absorptive nutrients and cooks in half the time of regular brown rice.
Sprouted Mung Beans: Smooth, buttery texture is coupled with a rich nutritive profile for an easy way to enliven soups and stews.
Sprouted Rice & Quinoa Blend: made with sprouted brown rice, sprouted red rice, quinoa and wild rice.

All TruRoots products can be used in a variety of ways, making them easy to incorporate into an array of healthy dishes with shorter cooking times, such as this Mediterranean Sprouted Quinoa Salad. Also, sprouted items can be eaten as raw food by simply rehydrating in warm water.

In addition to their sprouted lines, other Organic products include: Whole Grain Quinoa; Chia Seeds; Haiga Mai Rice. For more information and for easy and delicious recipe ideas, visit http://www.TruRoots.com

ABOUT TruRoots: Based in Livermore, Calif., TruRoots was founded on the idea that our connections to the sources of our foods are important. The people who grow, harvest and deliver these nutritious whole grains and sprouted foods are just as important as the final product. These ancient practices are being confirmed by science as having nutritious benefit and agricultural sustainability. It is our belief that scientific advances and ancient wisdom can be brought together into a golden middle road that leads not only to wholesome foods, but rewarding human relationships. All TruRoots products are certified by the Non-GMO Project as GMO Free.

To arrange an interview, request more information, samples or images, please contact:

Troy Tepley, Kohnstamm Communications, at 651-789-1277 / troy(at)kohnstamm.com

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Q&A: What are the medical benefits of the plant quinoa?

Question by : What are the medical benefits of the plant quinoa?
Hi,

I have been doing some research on the quinoa plant. I can’t seem to find enough information on the benefits medically from the quinoa. Can you help me, by telling me the medical benefits of the plant? As well as, which part of the plant helps each medical condition/problem? Links(not wikipedia) to sites about the medical benefits can help me too.

Thank you!

Best answer:

Answer by Dr. Aman B
Dearone:
Quinoa, Chenopodium quinoa, it has the benefit of being a natural and complete protein. This means that it has all the amino acids like acid lysine which is very important for the repair and growth of body tissue. As shown below, it is known to be beneficial to the body in a number of ways – nature’s natural remedy.

Migraines and hypertension

Riboflavin and magnesium are the natural aids in Quinoa for bad headaches. They are known to help relax the blood vessels, which reduces constriction and so eases tension. Basically they help the body to function better which in turn eases the stress the body experiences when circumstances make it over work. While no one claims it makes headaches go away, it can help and is known to reduce the frequency of migraine attacks.

Childhood Asthma

Many allergies are connected with grass seeds but Quinoa is not a grass. It is a plant but is not known to produce serious allergic reactions in people. Asthma is the result of breathing difficulties that are made worse by tension. It is known to have triggers and often there is a family history of asthma. It is known to have got worse over the years and many experts point to our modern living conditions as making it more prevalent. While not all asthma attacks are caused by allergies which may or may not be avoidable, it is known that Quinoa helps to reduce body stress and helps to keep the airways open. It is recommended that children with asthma eat a whole food diet. Many of the nutrients that we need are in Quinoa such as Magnesium which naturally helps to reduce spasms in the bronchial tubes. We know that many asthma sufferers are short of vitamin b, minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron all of which can be found in Quinoa. Why not check out some of the recipes and see which ones are easiest to include in your child’s diet.

Gallstones

This is another surprising area where Quinoa is known to be useful. It may not get rid of gallstones but it can help protect their development. Indeed this is another case where a wholesome diet rich in fiber can aid in the digestion of foodstuffs. As it is a soluble fiber it speeds through the intestines and reduces the need of increased bile production. Too much bile production helps to develop gallstones so this is another natural remedy for our bodies.

Type 2 Diabetes

Quinoa is rich in magnesium which is a mineral that is essential in the body’s ability to deal with glucose and insulin. Yet again there is evidence that Quinoa, as part of a whole food diets aids in the digestion of foods. It is also known to increase Insulin sensitivity while reducing triglycerides (blood fats which need to be kept low in diabetics).

Heart Disease

Quinoa is known to prevent the clogging of arteries and veins which in turn helps to relieve stresses on the heart. The fat in Quinoa is good fat in that is low in cholesterol and can help reduce blood pressure thanks to the presence of potassium and magnesium. In other words it is a good source of protein without the drawbacks of too much saturated fat and cholesterol.

Pregnant Mums

Quinoa is known to be an endurance food which gives energy. It is also known to be a good source of Iron which pregnant mums are always advised to increase in their diet. It is good for tissue repair and development of teeth and bones. Along with the other benefits of Quinoa, it is a useful source of goodness that forming babies will demand in plenty as they grow. It is also good for Mums when they are feeding as it will improve the quality of milk for new-born infants.

Cataracts

Quinoa is thought to help prevent cataracts and may aid those with the condition. Studies have shown that people who absorb about 99 grams of protein were only half as likely to develop nuclear cataracts(light is difficult to pass through the centre of the eye) while those with the greater polyunsaturated fats about 17 grams a day were 30 percent likely not to develop problems with the outer lens(corticular cataracts).

Nowadays, we are looking more and more to natural foods. We all know the benefits of fibre in our diet but until more recently we have forgotten about Quinoa.
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