Quinoa and its Health Benefits

Quinoa Health BenefitsQuinoa is often described as a ‘supergrain’ or ‘superfood’ and is very popular among people who are health conscious. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and is packed with fiber, protein and a variety of other minerals and nutrients. When compared with other grains, quinoa contains more proteins. It is low in carbohydrates and high in heart healthy unsaturated fats. Because quinoa is considered as one of the healthiest foods on the planet, it is important that people are aware of the benefits it offers. Here’s a look at the many health benefits of quinoa.

Decreases the risk of chronic inflammation

Chronic inflammation has many implications on the human body which scientists and researchers are still trying to understand. Some of the disorders in which chronic inflammation is believed to play a role include asthma, bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. According to a number of studies, quinoa may help decrease the risk of chronic inflammation as they help promote friendly bacteria that can be found in the gut. Read more

Quinoa Bake Recipe

Quinoa Bake ReciepeSince recently, quinoa is recognized as one of the healthiest foods in the world. It is packed with protein, fiber and minerals, and doesn’t contain gluten. Quinoa is good for system of blood circulation, intestines and muscles, reduces headaches and strokes, supports weight loss and fights aging. You can simply include quinoa in your diet since it’s easy and fast to prepare.

Here is one quinoa recipe you can prepare for breakfast and energize your day.

Ingredients:

(for 4-6 Servings)

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
  • 1 apple or pear (peeled, cored, and chopped)
    (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)

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