Fifteen Amazing Health Benefits Of Quinoa - Healthy Living

Nutrition - (on June 11, 2015 02:45 AM)

Quinoa is a crop which is grown exclusively in South America for its edible seed that looks like a grain. Yet, scientifically speaking Quinoa is a fruit because it does not belong to the true grass family. Food historians indicate that Quinoa has been grown in and around the Andes Mountains as long as 5000 years. So, in comparison with South America the rest of the world is relatively new to Quinoa. It is considered an exotic item and consumed like a cereal.


 

Quinoa not only tastes wonderful it also has a nice crunch and in the modern world is being hailed as a superfood because it is an extremely good source of protein and fiber.

 

Here we will tell you the additional health benefits of Quinoa that will entice you to add them in your diet.

 

 

Health Benefits Of Quinoa

 

  • Quinoa is naturally gluten free which means Quinoa consumption can increase your energy, enhance your brain functionality and assist with digestion.

  • Quinoa is a rich source of iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, B-vitamins and vitamin E. All these minerals and vitamins make Quinoa extremely good for body functions, regulating biochemical reactions, improve muscle and nerve function, control blood glucose, regulating blood pressure, making red blood cells, keeping nerve cells and your immune system healthy, making healthy bones and teeth, controlling water and mineral balance and helping the immune system to fight diseases.

  • Quinoa consists of a good quantity of fiber and helps in lowering the cholesterol levels and preventing Colon cancer.

  • Quinoa is a complete protein which is used by the body to repair tissue, build enzymes, hormones, bodily chemicals, bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.

  • Quinoa has all the nine essential amino acids.

  • Quinoa has high amounts of Riboflavin.

  • Quinoa is a rich source of ALA Omega-3.

  • Quinoa is an antioxidant and a very good detoxifier.

  • Quinoa reduces symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

  • Quinoa is anti inflammatory and prevents many heart diseases and arthritis.

  • Quinoa helps with migraines and insomnia.

  • Quinoa helps in weight loss by reducing the cravings and preventing obesity.

  • Quinoa prevents hypertension and depression.

  • Quinoa has a low glycemic index.

  • Quinoa prevents gallstones.

 

All these amazing health benefits make Quinoa and essential food item in every household.

 

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