Thursday, October 1, 2015

The SuperFood of Protein and Carbs !

If you have not tried quinoa as a staple in your diet you are missing out on a superfood! It is loaded with protein, fiber and minerals, but doesn’t contain any gluten. Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds.
Quinoa is very interesting because it containse molecules called flavonoids, which are plant antioxidants that have been shown to have all sorts of beneficial effects on health.Two flavonoids that have been particularly well studied are Quercetin and Kaempferol and they are both found in large amounts in quinoa. These important molecules have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effects.
Quinoa is also high in fiber especially insoluble.There are numerous studies showing that soluble fiber can help reduce blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, increase fullness and help with weight loss fiber. Also, quinoa isparticularly high in in all the essential amino acids. For this reason, quinoa is an excellent source of protein. It has both more and better protein than most grains.
Quinoa also happens to be very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals and are believed to help fight ageing and many diseases.
Quinoa is easy to add to any meal and easy to cook!
Just 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.
And Enjoy!
You can also eat it at any meal, for breakfast make it into a breakfast bowl with fresh fruits and almonds. By adding in some coconut oil you have a great breakfast treat. At lunch you can put it into a salad or use it as a side dish. You can even get creative and use it as a stuffing replacing bread! Eating quinoa is a great way to add healthy proteins and carbs to your diet while keeping your body fueled and ready to go !

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