Quinoa (pronounced “Keen-wah”) is a super grain, one of the best healthiest foods you could find.


Quinoa grows naturally in Central American countries- Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador – in high altitudes, poor soil, with little rainfall and in cool temperatures. As a result, this grain contains fewer carbohydrates and more protein, iron and unsaturated fat. It is packed with minerals, vitamins B and fiber. Quinoa contains whopping 20% of high quality protein – eight essential amino-acids.

Health benefits of quinoa:

  • Prevents cancer
  • Protects heart
  • Boosts energy
  • Fights anemia
  • Strengthens bones, teeth and muscles.

Healthy food for cancer prevention

Quinoa contains four grams of fiber per serving, and this fiber comes in both soluble and insoluble forms. Research links high-fiber diet to lower occurrences of the colon cancer: insoluble fiber adds bulk to your stool and helps your body to excrete cancer-causing substances, while soluble fiber is required to built healthy microflora in your large intestine. Quinoa is a healthy food for your colon.

Healthy food for the heart

Quinoa contains an arsenal of means to protect your body against high cholesterol, stroke and heart disease:

  • Four grams of fiber per serving. Extra ten grams of fiber per day was found to reduce risk of heart disease by 19%
  • Potassium and magnesium to keep blood pressure under control
  • Folate to control homocysteine level
  • Unsaturated fat (2 grams per serving) and plant protein (which comes with no cholesterol, unlike meat products) to lower both your cholesterol and risk of heart disease.

All these benefits make quinoa a healthy food to prevent heart attack and stroke.

Healthy food for teeth, bones and muscles

Quinoa brings in a load of minerals to strengthen your teeth, bones and muscles: - Calcium - Magnesium - Manganese - Phosphorus.
In addition, two more minerals that are much needed for your body to function: - Zinc - Copper.

Healthy food that fights anemia

One in every 16 people in North America is anemic, meaning iron-deficient. Symptoms of anemia are weakness, drowsiness, headaches, stomach disorders and loss of sex drive. Even if you don’t have anemia, not enough iron reduces your stamina and energy. Quinoa contains four milligrams of iron per serving, enough to keep you healthy.

Healthy food for high energy

If you take your workouts seriously, you probably also consume high protein diet with a lot of lean chicken and cottage cheese. Replace that boring cottage cheese and chicken with quinoa – it contains 20% of high quality protein, and a load of B vitamins, with absolutely no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Anyone, who doesn’t get enough of B vitamins, would feel drained and tired. This happens because B vitamins are needed to convert carbs and proteins into the fuel for your body. Quinoa is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6 and folate, which makes it a healthy food for energy.

How to cook quinoa?

All these benefits place quinoa very high in the list of healthy foods to eat every day. Quinoa is a healthy food that cures heart, supports your blood, strengthens your muscles, teeth and bones, boosts your energy and helps to fight cancer.

The best ways to cook quinoa is to cook the grain or to use quinoa flour. Cooked quinoa can replace rice and bulgur in stuffing and salads; quinoa flour is a great high-protein gluten-free alternative to the wheat flour - I use it in pancakes recipes.
You are welcome to try my Quinoa tabouli (tabbouleh) salad.


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