Quinoa Facts - Why You Should Be Eating This Super Food
Have you discovered quinoa yet? This "new" super food is actually as ancient as the hills. We have just been rediscovering it recently, and the fact is we are impressed. Not only is quinoa good for you, it's delicious! Let's take a look at some quinoa facts:
Quinoa is not a grain. It is actually the seed of a plant that is related to green leafy vegetables like beets, chard, and spinach.
Quinoa is an amino acid rich food. This means itís a complete protein, containing all of the nine essential amino acids.
Quinoa is low calorie and low fat. With just around 30 calories per serving and virtually no fat, this is one food that you canít ignore.
Quinoa is packed with vitamins and minerals. Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Folate are the three nutrients that stand out in quinoa, but the list goes on and on and on.
Quinoa is loaded with dietary fiber. We love our dietary fiber for many reasons, and quinoa is a power-house source, giving you about 20 percent per serving of the recommended daily value.
Quinoa tastes great. All these nutritional benefits wouldnít mean anything if it wasnít tasty! Quinoa cooks up easily and quickly, similar to rice, and has a slightly nutty flavor. The texture is light and fluffy, but with a very fun little pop and crunch to it.
With all this goodness, quinoa has a list of health benefits that includes improving cardiovascular health, digestive health including gallbladder, blood pressure, and breast health.
This is just the short list of the benefits of eating quinoa. Buy yourself a box and start experimenting with recipes. Quinoa is easy to cook and wonderfully versatile. Enjoy this super food every day for your healthy diet.
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