Quinoa - Good Source of Iron & High In Fiber Content
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ChiltanPure Quinoa is a cereal grain that’s distinctively healthy thanks to a number of unique properties. It is a whole grain that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its many health benefits. Quinoa is an edible seed that has become increasingly popular among health-conscious people. It’s loaded with many important nutrients.
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It contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits. Additionally, a cup of quinoa will also provide twice the protein and about 5 grams more fiber than the same amount of white rice. Due to this higher quantity of protein and fiber, quinoa is not only the healthier choice, but will also fill you up faster, allowing for smaller portion sizes.
It is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
The gluten-free pseudo-grain is ideal to boost heart health and digestion. It may also help maintain blood sugar level and aid sustainable weight loss. In fact, experts and health practitioners often recommend including good amount of quinoa in weight loss diets in place of high-carb grains.
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Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat
It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.
Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains
Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids, and may help you to lose weight (it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense,” which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food).
Quinoa contains Iron
Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are many benefits of iron; it aids in neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, enzyme activity and energy metabolism.
Quinoa contains lysine
Lysine is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair.
Quinoa is rich in magnesium
Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium also may reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. Other health benefits of magnesium include transmission of nerve impulses, body temperature regulation, detoxification, energy production, and the formation of healthy bones and teeth.
Quinoa is high in Riboflavin (B2)
B2 improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.
Quinoa has a high content of manganese
Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps to prevent damage of mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals.
Consume Quinoa just as any other grain, like rice or barley.
It makes a fantastic side dish for almost any meal, especially if cooked it with broth and add a bay leaf to the pot.
Use it in breakfast.
Cook 1 Cup of Quinoa: Bring water to a boil over high heat. Once the water boils, immediately reduce heat to medium-low. Cover pot and simmer until quinoa absorbs all of the water and is tender, about 15 to 20 minutes. If the quinoa still looks wet, continue to cook, checking every 5 minutes.