Quinoa has become one of the most popular healthy foods for people who start trying to maintain a healthy diet. Quinoa is gluten-free and high in protein. It’s also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants (basically all of the good stuff your body needs). So, we know quinoa has a lot of great nutrients for our body, but how good is quinoa for you?
According to Authority Nutrition there are 5 proven health benefits of quinoa.
1. Lots of Nutrients
2. High in Fiber & Protein
Foods rich in fiber helps regulate your digestive system; protein is made out of amino acids, which quinoa has.
3. Gluten free
This is great for people with gluten intolerance.
4. Controls Blood Sugar
The glycemic index measures how foods can raise your blood sugar; quinoa has a low glycemic index, which is good.
5. Helps you Lose Weight
To lose weight you have to take in less calories; this can be done with quinoa as it can be incorporated with many entrees and fills you up causing you to have a decreased appetite.