Nutritious Value in Quinoa:
- High protein content
- More complete source of protein vs. other plant-based proteins
- Good Source of Fibre
- Provides you with minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins
- Naturally Gluten Free
What are the Health Benefits of Quinoa?
- May help in weight reduction as keeps you fuller longer
- May lower risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes
- May help relieve constipation
- Helps with essential bodily functions such as muscle building and recovery
Why is Quinoa Healthy?
Quinoa (pronounced as “keen-wah”) is an edible seed that is categorized as a whole grain.
Considered as a ‘superfood’, research shows that Quinoa is highly nutritious as it contains high protein, minerals, fibres, antioxidants and vitamins.
Protein Content: Reserach shows that Quinoa seeds usually contain between 11% to 19% of protein. In addition, they are also a more complete source of protein than several other plant-based protein sources. This is because they contain 9 essential amino acids that are not produced by the human body and therefore must come from food. The 9 essential amino acids are extremely important for bodily functions such as tissue repair and muscle building and recovery.
Fibre: Quinoa contains about 10% dietary fibre. Dietary fibre helps you feel fuller longer and can reduce cholesterol absorption. Moreover, studies show that Fibre appears reduces the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and constipation.
Gluten Free: Since Quinoa is gluten free it can be a great grain source for those who are intolerant/allergic to gluten.
Other nutrition value: Quinoa has several other benefits including being a good source of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants including Manganese, Phosphorous, Magnesium and Vitamin B1
We think Quinoa is a great addition to your diet for healthy eating especially for healthy snacks.
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