Quinoa is a plant grown as a grain crop for its edible seeds.
In your quest to find the healthiest foods, pay attention to quinoa; it has several health benefits.
Here are five of them.
High in riboflavin
Riboflavin, also known as B2, improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells and is known to help create proper energy production in cells.
Rich in fibre
There are numerous studies showing that soluble fibre can help reduce blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, increase fullness and help with weight loss.
That being said, quinoa is higher in fibre than most grains, containing between 17 and 27 grams of fibre per cup.
Quinoa contains all the nine essential amino acids – including the elusive lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack. For this reason, it is an excellent source of protein than most grains.
Helps with weight loss
In order to lose weight, we need to take in fewer calories than we burn.
Quinoa contains properties that can facilitate this process, either by boosting metabolism or significantly reducing appetite.
Great iron content
Asides from being an essential component of hemoglobin and a compound that carries oxygen in our blood, Iron is necessary for a range of processes in the human body.
The iron content found in quinoa helps in maintaining adequate level of iron, which is essential for the health.
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