Quinoa is one of the most popular “superfoods” in the entire world. It is an incredibly nutritious grain/cereal that can be cooked and eaten in a multitude of different ways, depending on your mood, and your calorie restrictions. It is rich in protein, minerals, vitmains, magnesium and fibers. It is also low in carbohydrates and fat, and does not have any gluten, so it is suitable for vegans!
The best thing about quinoa is that it is full of antioxidants and flavonoids that have a number of health benefits. This combined with the high fiber content found in the cereal ensures that a person who consumes quinoa on a regular basis will have lower rates of sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure when compared with people who eat white rice. Since quinoa is a nutritious grain, it is extremely filling. It’s for this reason that it is used in weight loss diets.
Quinoa is ideal for vegetarians and vegans because not only is it gluten free, it is rich in necessary vitamins and protein that vegans cannot find in most other grains. A steady diet of quinoa can increase your metabolism, help you lose weight and be an all-round healthy person.
The best thing about quinoa is that it acts as a regular rice substitute. There are a number of amazing ways to cook this dish, so that you do not tire of it. For optimum health benefits, try phasing out white rice, and just consume quinoa instead. You will notice the difference almost immediately!