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Do you know about Quinoa?

April 17, 2014 1

Although commonly referred to as a grain, Quinoa is actually a seed from a vegetable related to spinach or beets. It’s origins date back to thousands of years ago, where it was first used for consumption in the Andean region of Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. Quinoa has a great taste and a fluffy texture, part of the reason it has become such a popular superfood. What really makes Quinoa special is its long list of health benefits. Here are just a few:
  • Red_quinoaHigh in protein, more so than rice or wheat.
  • More vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants than any other grain.
  • A good source of riboflavin, which has been shown to help reduce the frequency of attacks in migraine sufferer by improving the energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells.
  • Rich in complex carbohydrates that slowly digest and keep you full for longer while keeping your blood sugar   level.
  • Full of fiber, which promotes digestive health and helps lower cholesterol and glucose levels.
  • A high content of manganese, an antioxidant that helps to ensure healthy bone structure and bone building.
These are just a few of the countless benefits. Quinoa is incredibly versatile and can be prepared in a number ways. With all these great recipes, it is easy to make quinoa a wonderful addition to your diet.  



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