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Know about the nutritional values of quinoa

2023 Mar 31, 21:03,
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Quinoa has become increasingly popular as a superfood. Available in red and white grains, quinoa is cooked the same way as rice. It has several health benefits. It is low in carbs which helps maintain blood sugar levels and lower high blood pressure and cholesterol, making it a must for people who have such conditions. It's a complete food as it's high in mineral and protein content. Let's decode why this superfood quinoa has become the favorite of weight-watchers.

One of the important benefits of quinoa is that it is high in fiber. Fiber is widely known to relieve constipation and prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels and lowers the risk of developing hemorrhoids. It also helps in losing weight because it makes you feel fuller for longer. Yes, quinoa is also gluten-free and is a great alternative to gluten-containing grains.

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Quinoa is rich in magnesium and vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 improves energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells. It also sustains cellular health through oxygenation. 

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Manganese is an antioxidant, which helps prevent damage to mitochondria during energy production as well as to protect red blood cells and other cells from injury by free radicals. Quinoa is rich in manganese. It's reportedly containing the highest amount of manganese among whole grains.

Quinoa is essential in controlling blood sugar levels. The glycemic index is a measure of how quickly foods raise blood sugar levels. The GI of quinoa is considered low and it's beneficial for putting a check on blood sugar levels.

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Quinoa is known to contain many anti-inflammatory nutrients, including phenolic acids, cell wall polysaccharides, and vitamin E family nutrients such as gamma-tocopherol.


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