Find out the health-benefits of these tiny & powerful seeds… !!!
Nowadays everyone is talking about a diet that is low in carbs and fat, commonly known as ‘FAD DIET’ that promises a rapid weight loss.

Quinoa dates back three to four thousand years ago when the Incas realized that this crop was good food option for human beings. According to the study, quinoa was a miracle for Andean’s warriors- its consumption contributed to increased stamina hence they called it as ‘gold of Incas’ – super grain of the future. Quinoa (keen-wah) is a healthy protein-rich seed, considered to be a whole grain by many. A ‘whole grain ‘contains all of the original parts of the grain or seed, making it healthier and more complete food.

Nutrients available from Quinoa seeds.
Quinoa is one of the protein-rich foods, having all nine-essential amino-acids.
A fantastic wheat alternative, quinoa is now in demand as a fashionable diet preference. The UN named 2013 “International Quinoa Year” in recognition of the crop’s high nutrient content. With twice the protein content of rice or barely, quinoa is also a good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. Along with this, it also contains beneficial levels of B- vitamins, E-vitamin and dietary fibers. Research says that Quinoa is high in anti inflammatory phytonutrients, which makes it potentially beneficial for human health and manages the risks of diseases. As a complete protein-quinoa contains all essential 9 amino acids, it has lysine and isoleucine amino acids, while most of the other grains lack these.

High Fiber
Quinoa reduces the risk of diabetes and relieves constipation. Fiber lowers cholesterol, may lower the risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you to lose weight. It contains almost twice as much fiber as most grains which make you feel fuller for a longer time, which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food. Fiber aids in preventing heart diseases by reducing high blood pressure.

Rich in Antioxidants
Quinoa provides a higher amount of antioxidants than other common grains used in a gluten-free diet such as corn, rice or potato flour. Researchers at Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center found that the nutritional content of gluten-free diets significantly improved by adding oats or quinoa to meals and

Rich in Iron
Iron helps keep our red blood cell healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function because the brain takes in about 20% of our blood oxygen. There are innumerable benefits of iron; it aids in neurotransmitter synthesis, regulation of body temperature, enzyme activity, and energy metabolism.

Lysine in quinoa
Lysine is very important for the synthesis of proteins, although deficiency is rare, it can cause a range of medical issues because it is so widely used in the body. Quinoa contains lysine which is mainly essential for tissue growth and repair. Helps in proper functioning of enzymes – One cup contains around 10% of the recommended daily dietary allowance of vitamin-B2 (riboflavin), B2 vitamin is essential for proper functioning of enzymes . There are some evidences that riboflavin might help reduce some types of migraine headache.
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