Getting to know the incredible quinoa!

Also know as “superfood”, quinoa is incredibly nutritious and it’s full of protein, fiber and minerals.. but doesn’t contain gluten!

These days you can find Quinoa and products made with it all over the world,especially in BIO food stores and restaurants that serve natural foods.

There are three main types of quinoa: white, red and black.

The year 2013 was actually called “The International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations (UN), based on its high nutrient value and potential to contribute to food security worldwide.

It goes way beyond the vitamins and minerals we’re all familiar with.

Quinoa, in fact, contains in large amounts Quercetin and Kaempferol

These important molecules have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effects!

By including quinoa in your diet, you will significantly increase your total intake of these important nutrients.

High in Fiber, even higher Than Most Grains

Another important benefit of quinoa is that it is high in fiber.

There are numerous studies showing that soluble fiber can help reduce blood sugar levels, cholesterol and help with weight loss.

http://thiswomansword.com/health/super-foods/quinoa-a-healthy-alternative-to-rice.html

Perfect For People With Gluten Intolerance

A gluten-free diet can be healthy, as long as it is based on foods that are naturally gluten free.

Many researchers have been looking at quinoa as a suitable ingredient in a gluten-free diet, for people who don’t want to give up to breads and pasta.

Studies have shown that by using quinoa instead of typical gluten-free ingredients, it can increase the nutrient and antioxidant value of the diet.

Quinoa is very easy to incorporate into your diet

Quinoa can be ready to eat in as little as 15 minutes:

  • Put 2 cups of water in a pot, turn up the heat.
  • Add 1 cup of raw quinoa, with a dash of salt.
  • Boil for 15-20 minutes.
  • Taste

there are many other delicious ways to use quinoa.

For more details,  How to Cook Fluffy, Tasty Quinoa or check out these 27 Delicious Quinoa Recipes.

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