Quinoa – good tasting and good for you

Quinoa is one of the rare complete protein foods that contains all nine of the essential amino acids that our bodies cannot manufacture. Quinoa is also rich in phytonutrients like quercetin and kaempferol and quinoa is a natural anti-inflammatory that can help ward off infection and illness. Even better, quinoa has double the amount of bio-available calcium and fiber than whole grains. Quinoa helps keep blood sugar levels in balance and its low glycemic index makes it perfect for diabetics. Its high-fiber content will help lower cholesterol and curb appetites for weight loss. Rich with riboflavin (B2), quinoa helps stimulate metabolism and reinforce energy production in the brain and muscles. Of the some 120 varieties of quinoa, red quinoa enhances salads, while black quinoa is nuttier and sweeter. Always rinse your quinoa thoroughly before cooking to remove the toxin saponins which coats quinoa.

Quinoa (keenwah), funny name, great food.

Quinoa (keenwah), funny name, great food.

About Craig Stellpflug NDC

Craig Stellpflug is a NeuroDevelopment Consultant and a Certified Nutritional Consultant. Craig is a cancer nutritionist and child brain disorder specialist at Healing Pathways Medical Clinic in Scottsdale Arizona.
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