5 Health Benefits of Quinoa

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When I first got into started looking into healthy foods. I was speaking to a friend who told me the healthiest grain I need to get was quinoa. I said, “what is quinoa?”. They explained quinoa is a grain that is healthy, unlike white rice. White rice not being healthy? I never was really a big fan of white rice but I thought my life is a lie. I learned white rice is full of starch. Once I obtained quinoa and discovered that it is a healthy alternative to white rice. I found out this is a food of the future because being that before I never heard of it but its benefits were remarkable and noticeable after my first use. Here are 5 health benefits of quinoa:

Iron

A metallic element existing as Ferrous (Fe++) and Ferric (Fe++) forms, an essential part of hemoglobin and myoglobin. The adult requirement of iron is 0.5-1mg per day; manganese, copper, and cobalt are necessary for proper utilization of iron. This rids of iron deficiency, provides energy, manages body temperature and helps with the formation of healthy bones and teeth.

Protein

Complex nitrogenous compounds which are essential for growth and development. This super food is loaded with it! One serving contains 11 amino acids which are: leucine, lysine, phenylalanine, tyrosine, cysteine, methionine, threonine, histidine, tryptophan and valine. [1]

Fiber

High in fiber which is twice as other grains. Intake of this prevents constipation, diverticulosis, lowers cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes sugar and prevents colon cancer.

Gluten free

Gluten is a substance present in cereal grains, esp. wheat, that is responsible for the elastic texture of dough. A mixture of two proteins, it causes illness in people with celiac disease. Celiac disease is a disease in which the small intestine is hypersensitive to gluten, leading to difficulty in digesting food. This seed is great for people who have gluten intolerance.

Nutrition

The process involved in assimilation and utilization of food. Quinoa is one of the most nutritive grains used as human food and it has been selected by FAO as one of the crops destined to offer food security in this century (FOOD…, 1998). [2] Which in all is a remarkable grain.

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