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Benefits of Quinoa Mother of All Grains

Benefits of Quinoa Mother of All Grains

Quinoa the King of Grains Quinoa the King of Grains

Quinoa a nutrient packed seed. The name Quinoa is derived from the Spanish spelling of the Quechua name kinwa. Quinoa was originated in South America particularly in Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia.

Quinoa is high in protein and is considered a complete protein which contains all essential amino acids.  Quinoa is high in lysine which is needed for tissue growth and repair and is great for a vegan diet.

The Benefits of Quinoa:

  • Promotes energy production 
  • Heart health
  • Better sleep
  • Optimal health

Quinoa is high in iron which promotes good energy levels.  The dietary fiber found in quinoa is beneficial in reducing total cholesterol levels primarely LDL, quinoa is a great source of magnesium which is essential for a healthy heart. Quinoa protects the body from free radicals promoting optimal health this is because quinoa is a good source of manganese and copper two minerals that are needed for the function of the enzyme superoxide dismutase which plays a key role in protecting the body from free radicals.   Another added quinoa benefit is that contains tryptophans which in a round about way promotes good sleep.

Easy tasty quinoa recipes

Quinoa and Blueberries Breakfast

Quinoa Parisian and Berries Smoothie

Quinoa cooking instructions:

1 cup quinoa to 2 cups of water or broth  bring to boil and simmer for 10 minutes.  let it stand for another 10 minutes and serve as a side dish with fish or poultry.  Topped it up with fresh fruit and yogurt and have it as breakfast or dessert.

So  next time you visit the grocery store and see this great “seed” consider all the benefits your body will receive by introducing it to your diet.

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