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What is QUINOA?
Quinoa is a gluten-free seed that can make a great substitute for rice and other grains.
How do you eat QUINOA?
Use quinoa just as you would any other grain, like rice or barley. It makes a fantastic side dish for almost any meal, especially if cooked it with broth instead of water and add a bay leaf to the pot. It can also be used in breakfast porridges, and salads.
Benefits of QUINOA
Quinoa has emerged as a healthy alternative. It has already taken rice’s place in many recipes.
It’s a complete protein.
It’s high in fiber.
It’s high in minerals.
What are the health benefits of quinoa?
Quinoa is nutrient-rich and has significant health benefits, including:
It’s a complete protein
For such a tiny seed, quinoa has a lot of protein: One cup cooked has 8 grams. Quinoa is one of the few plant sources of complete protein. This means it contains all nine of the essential amino acids your body needs. Even so, quinoa is higher in calories than other protein sources.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free. Keep in mind that some brands may become cross-contaminated with other grains such as wheat during processing. If you have celiac disease or you’re sensitive to gluten, only use brands that are certified gluten-free.
It’s high in fiber
One cup of quinoa contains 5 grams of dietary fiber, which is more than white or brown rice. Fiber helps prevent constipation, helps control blood sugar levels, and may help lower cholesterol. Fiber also helps you maintain a healthy weight by making you feel fuller longer, so you’re less likely to overeat.
It’s high in minerals
Quinoa is a great source of:
It also contains calcium, potassium, and selenium.
It may be good for your gut
Quinoa may help protect your gastrointestinal tract. According to a 2012 study, polysaccharides in the cell wall of quinoa showed gastroprotective activity against acute gastric lesions in rats. More study is needed on humans, but the study strengthens the theory that quinoa has anti-inflammatory abilities and is good for your gut.