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Eating Quinoa Every Day Can Be Good For You… Here’s Why

Quinoa is becoming quite popular day by day due to its many health benefits. One cup of quinoa can provide you with up to 8 grams of protein in addition to various kinds of other nutrients. Experts classify quinoa as a pseudocereal, not a grain that can be used in the same ways but as cereals and grains. Quinoa is a whole grain nutritionally. Whole grains include the whole seed without removing any part of it.

Kritika Madhukar
Quinoa - a healthy food
Quinoa - a healthy food

Quinoa is becoming quite a popular day by day due to its many health benefits. One cup of quinoa can provide you with up to 8 grams of protein in addition to various kinds of other nutrients. Experts classify quinoa as a pseudocereal, not a grain that can be used in the same ways but as cereals and grains. Quinoa is a whole grain nutritionally. Whole grains include the whole seed without removing any part of it. 

Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa has become a go-to source of protein for those who are following a plant-based meal. Quinoa unlike any other grain contains all nine kinds of essential amino acids which is why it is also called a complete protein. Essential amino acids are those amino acids that our body cannot make on its own. Amino acids are building blocks of protein and we need protein to run various bodily functions smoothly. 

Quinoa is gluten-free which makes it easier to consume for those who have gluten intolerance like celiac disease. It also has a high fiber content which promotes healthy weights, reduces the risk of health conditions like diverticulosis, diabetes, heart conditions, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, helping in promoting normalized bowel movements and bowel health.   

Quinoa is a rich source of antioxidants in comparison to other grains; it also helps in meeting the needs of manganese, iron, folate (essential vitamin B), magnesium, and other various kinds of nutrients. 

Here are some of the ways for eating quinoa

Plain: Quinoa has an authentic nutty flavour. You can boil it for 20 mins and it is ready. It goes really well as a side dish with any meal you are having.  

Cereal: It can be eaten as a daily breakfast meal or as a substitute of your regular cereal.  

Smoothies: Quinoa smoothies are quite popular, add some milk and honey to your blended quinoa and you are good to go. 

Salad: It goes perfectly in the salad. Just throw in your lettuce, spinach, cucumbers, carrots or whichever vegetable you like and you have an appetizing salad ready in just a few minutes. 

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