Quinoa is hip and healthy, but why?

quinoa2Quinoa is the new superfood and everybody speaks about it. You see quinoa more and more in supermarket and also restaurants have quinoa on their menu. But why is everybody so enthusiastic about quinoa? Because quinoa is a special food, it is a great of source protein, fiber and minerals. And you can use it for breakfast, lunch and diner!

Incredible nutritious
Quinoa is incredible nutritious. It is basically a seed witch is prepared and eat the same as a grain. Cooked in hot water.

One cup of cooked quinoa includes 8 grams of Protein and 5 grams of Fiber.

One cup quinoa gives you for your Dietary Reference Intake:quinoa
Manganese 58%
Magnesium 30%
Phosphorus 28%
Folate 19%
Copper 18%
Iron 15%
Zinc 13%
Potassium 9%
Over 10% for Vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
Small amounts of Calcium, B3 (Niacin) and Vitamin E.

High in Fiber and gluten free
Quinoa is high in fiber, higher than most other grains. And other great benefit of quinoa is that fact that is is gluten free. This means almost everybody can eat quinoa. And quinoa is better than the other gluten free products which are very often high in sugar and fat.

Great source for protein and minerals
Good news for everybody who wants abs, quinoa is high in protein. This means quinoa is great to add to your meals. You can find a lot of recipes with quinoa online. I will share a delicious one soon! Thise superfood is also a high source of minerals. (A cup of cooked quinoa is 30% of your Dietary Reference Intake)

High in anti oxidants
Quinoa is very high in antioxidants. Antioxidants help you against diseases and colds. Very useful during the winter! Quinoa is higher in antioxidants than a lot of other grains.

Helps managing you weight
Quinoa is high in fiber, protein and has a low glycemic index. These properties have all been linked to managing weight and health. Because of the taste, quinoa can be used in all different recipes. It is simple to prepare and can be combined with vegetarian meals, meat and fish.

Reason enough why people love quinoa!

With love, from Dublin..

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