Quinoa is the food to fitness | Here’s how
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Quinoa is a flowering plant that is gluten-free and high in protein content. It is also one of the few plants that contain all nine essential amino acids. So, if you are among those wanting to see your health flower, this flower food is the perfect solution. Quinoa no doubt is a heaven-sent food for your fitness regime.
With a lovely nutty flavour, quinoa can be eaten in many ways. Quinoa make a quick porridge breakfast,a healthy salad lunch and a light buddha bowl dinner.
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These five health benefits of quinoa show why it should be your fitness-food:
- Quinoa is a complete protein: Containing all nine essential amino acids which the bodies cannot produce, quinoa is of those foods which are considered complete protein. Protein plays an important part in the energy and muscle preservation. It also repairs, maintains and help body tissues. With the rich-packed proteins, quinoa also make a great dietary choice for vegans and meat eaters as well.
- Quinoa contains high fibre: Although not classified as a grain, quinoa is used in much the same way as cereals and grains but with a much higher fibre content. As such, quinoa can reduce the risks of various health conditions such as heart diseases, constipation, improve blood sugar control among many others.
- It has good magnesium content: Manganese is essential in the body for development, metabolism and the proper functioning of many enzymes. One cup of cooked quinoa is known to contain almost one-third of the recommended daily amount of manganese the body needs.
- Iron content: Iron is an essential element in blood production and quinoa is packed with it. The iron content in quinoa makes it an essential component of hemoglobin that carries oxygen in the blood.
- Quinoa contains B-2/riboflavin: Daily consumption of quinoa can supply you with the ranges of enzymes for the proper functioning of the body. Some studies have also suggested that consumption of quinoa can help reduce migraine headache and prevent riboflavin deficiency diseases such as anemia, skin rashes, weak vision among many others.
First Published: Friday, October 05, 2018 04:13 PM