7 Health Benefits of Quinoa

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1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as many other grains. Fiber is most widely known to ease constipation. Additionally, it helps to reduce cardiovascular disease by lowering high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and sugar levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you eliminate weight as it takes a longer period to chew over than does other foods as it causes you to feel fuller for longer and is less “energy dense” which means it has fewer calories for the same quantity of food.

3. Quinoa includes Iron. Iron helps maintain our red blood cells healthy and can be the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one mobile to another and provides oxygen to our muscles to assist in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the mind takes in about 20% of our blood flow. There are many benefits of iron some more of that include neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, aids enzyme activity and energy metabolism.

4. Quinoa contains lysine. Lysine is principally vital for tissue growth and repair.

5. Quinoa is full of magnesium. Magnesium helps to relax blood vessels and thereby to alleviate migraines. Magnesium can also reduce Type two diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar management.

6. Quinoa is full of Riboflavin (B2). B2 improves energy metabolism within mind and muscle tissues and is proven to help create appropriate energy production in cells.

7. Quinoa has a high content of manganese. Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps prevent damage of mitochondria through energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells in injury by free radicals.

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