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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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Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes & Aspargus

Quinoa Salad with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and AsparagusSalad

1 bunch asparagus – trimmed and cut into third          1/2 punnet cherry tomatoes                                               1 cup cooked quinoa – cooled                                              1 handful basil leaves                                                          75g crumbled feta                                                                 1/4 cup pine nuts

Dressing                                                                               1 tbs balsamic vinegar                                                         1 tbs olive oil                                                                          1 tbs honey – or to taste.

Method

Place the tomatoes and asparagus on a baking tray, drizzle with a little olive oil and bake in a 180 deg. oven until softened.

Allow the asparagus and tomato to cool slightly, then toss together with the rest of the salad ingredients

Whisk the dressing ingredients together and drizzle over salad

Quinoa History and Nutrition – Superfoods

Quinoa History and Nutrition – Superfoods

Quinoa has been around for millennia. The Inca called quinoa chisaya mama, or “mother grain.” Not only was it a vital source of nutrients for the Inca people, it was used in religious ceremonies. When the Spanish came to the new world, they believed the simple grain was a false idol, and burned quinoa fields far and wide. Luckily for us, they couldn’t wipe it out entirely. Quinoa has been so important throughout history that the United Nations has declared 2013 the International Year of Quinoa. We’re just helping you get a head start. 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.
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Quinoa – Superfoods, Episode 7

Quinoa – Superfoods, Episode 7

Quinoa - Superfoods, Episode 7

Quinoa is misunderstood. Not only do people pronounce it wrong, they don’t know what it is. This week on Superfoods, we’re going to teach you how and why you should amp up your carb intake with protein-rich quinoa. 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 and Mushroom Risotto – Superfoods

Quinoa and Mushroom Risotto – Superfoods

INGREDIENTS: 1 cup quinoa, rinsed and cooked 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 white or yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1 8-ounce package sliced crimini (baby bella) mushrooms 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed, sliced 3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme Zest of 1 lemon 1 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 cup dry white wine Grated Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper, to taste INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Cook quinoa. 2. Prep vegetables. 3. In the large pot, sweat the onion in the butter til translucent. 4. Add garlic, turn up heat and saute 1-2 minutes. 5. Add mushrooms, thyme, and lemon zest, cook for 6 minutes. 6. Add peas and wine, cook on high 1-2 minutes (until reduced). 7. Remove a tiny bit of the mushroom mixture to use as garnish. 8. When wine is thick, add quinoa, cook for 1 minute. 9. Fold in parmesan cheese. 10. Season with salt and pepper. 11. Serve garnished with thyme, peas and mushrooms. 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.
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Quinoa Tips and Tricks – Superfoods

Quinoa Tips and Tricks – Superfoods

1. Whether it’s organic or not, your quinoa needs a rinse. Why? It’s coated in saponins—a bitter coating that protects quinoa seeds from damage in nature and lasts forever on your tongue. 2. Always drain quinoa—it holds onto a lot of water right after cooking. Draining it in a fine mesh strainer or a colander lined with a paper towel will keep your finished dish from being watery. 3. Quinoa may look a little like couscous, but cooks up just like rice. Use 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa and your favorite rice recipe. You can even use your rice cooker if you have one. 4. Quinoa is a great gluten free alternative to wheat products—you can find quinoa cereal and even quinoa flour out there. 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.
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Sizzling New Superfoods – The Celebs Can’t Get Enough

Sizzling New Superfoods – The Celebs Can’t Get Enough

Las Vegas, Nevada (PRWEB) February 24, 2012

For the past few years, the entertainment world and the Hollywood Jet-Set have gobbled up the Superfood craze faster than their publicist can tweet. Victoria Secrets Angel Miranda Kerr loves her acai berries, quinoa and almond milk. Gwyneth Paltrow is a student of the powers of agave. No matter what the superfood is, there is a celeb who is convinced of the amazing powers these foods provide. Recently, health and wellness online portal BeWellBuzz.com discussed the top sixteen Superfoods which surprisingly very few people are talking about.

Superfoods are nutrient-rich foods that offer people many health benefits at the same time and provide them more nutrition with lesser amount of food consumed. Looking at the standard lunch or dinner, it is very hard pressed to find even a single Superfood. Instead its probably chockfull of cholesterol laden junk food that can expand the waistline and damage the heart and arteries irrevocably.

Superfoods are actually easily available and its only in recent times that theyve been identified as Superfoods with near super powers. Also, since everyone is now into organic food, its become easier to find these foods in most places where people wouldnt have found them even a few years ago. Obviously, the best reasons to consume Superfoods are for the amazing health benefits that they offer. These foods are rich in nutrients and work wonders in keeping the human mind and body healthy.

Eating these foods regularly makes a body healthier, helps flush out toxins more frequently and leaves people with a healthy glow. It also helps maintain weight and allows people to remain healthy without having to take annoying vitamins or mineral tablets. Superfoods in fact contain all the right nutrients in the right proportions.

Typically Superfoods contain antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, essential fatty acids, polysaccharides, enzymes and glyconutrients to name a few. However, the best part is that these foods are clean and pesticide free, organic sources of these nutrients, so in effect they act faster and work better.

To learn more about the newest 16 superfoods that power celebrities from Jennifer Aniston to Gwyneth Paltrow, Click the link below:

16 Superfoods You SHOULD Know About! (Part 1)

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Related Quinoa Press Releases

Sunwarrior is Gluten-Free! Sunwarrior Creates Plant-based Superfoods Suitable for Everyone

Sunwarrior is Gluten-Free! Sunwarrior Creates Plant-based Superfoods Suitable for Everyone

(PRWEB) March 05, 2012

Many people begin gluten-free diets only when diagnosed with the gluten intolerance Celiac disease, but there are many advantages in adding more gluten-free foods to any diet.

Sunwarrior produces some of the finest plant-based supplements on the planet. All Sunwarrior products, with the exception of Activated Barley, are completely Gluten-Free!

Until recently, Celiac was the only type of intolerance accepted medically, but Alessio Fasano M.D., director of the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research released a publication that transforms the rigid previous view of gluten intolerance into a spectrum of gluten sensitivities.

With gluten sensitivity, were standing at the same crossroads that we encountered with celiac disease almost 20 years ago, says Fasano. Were just beginning to understand how it affects certain individuals and are now in the early stages of discovering its molecular mechanisms. We do know that its a different condition from celiac disease, which is what patients have been telling us for some time now.

Fasano estimates that at least 6% of the general population suffers from this sensitivity to gluten. These undiagnosed individuals may feel lethargic and unmotivated. Other symptoms include acne, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, and rashes.

The solution is simple; remove sources of gluten from the diet.

A gluten-free diet requires some nutritional awareness. Information is key. Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, barley, or rye. Foods like pastas, cereals, and breads are significant sources of gluten, but gluten can also be found as a filler or preservative in other foods.

Fortunately, many healthy and delicious foods are naturally gluten-free. Beans, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and also many grains and starches like Corn, Flax, Millet, Quinoa, and Rice dont contain gluten. Sunwarrior products are specially designed to be gluten-free and hypoallergenic. The ingredients in Sunwarrior products are safe, natural, and suitable for any lifestyle or diet.

Living with gluten intolerance or sensitivity requires diligence in scouring labels and adjusting habits and taste. Let Sunwarrior help.

Sunwarrior is a leading company in the plant-based market. Sunwarrior sells plant-based, gluten-free, dairy free, soy free, and cholesterol free protein powders and supplements.

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