Most people eat various types of grains like wheat and corn in their day-to-day life all over the world due to their nutritional value. These food grains have become unavoidable part of their life even if some of them create certain problems for their health. Corn can be harmful to their health as it is a genetically modified food grain whereas wheat and rice contain gluten that adversely affects your digestive system. For this reason most people fond of eating traditional food grains like rice and wheat have started searching for gluten free alternatives like millet, buckwheat, brown rice, kaniwa, amaranth and Quinoa which are high in protein. Brief information about Quinoa is provided in this write-up to understand its importance in your daily life more precisely.
What is Quinoa?
Actually, Quinoa is not a grain but a kind of fake cereal seed which can be used as a gluten free dietary alternative to various traditional food grains like wheat and rice etc. It is commonly grown and used in South Africa as staple crop. Its use as gluten free food grain is increasing day-by-day all over the world as it contains proteins, vitamin-B, fibre and other minerals in favorable amounts. It is also becoming popular as Super Food among the wheat and rice eaters due to its health benefits and safety features as compared to traditional food grains.
Health benefits of Quinoa
Highly nutritious: The edible seeds of this grain crop contain enough amount of a number of nutritional elements along with fibre and protein including magnesium, manganese, folate, phosphorus, iron, copper, potassium, calcium and zinc as well as various types of vitamins etc.
Contain powerful Bioactive Substances: According to the studies made on animals, these substances help in improving your health due to their antiviral, anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant and anti-cancer properties.
Very fibrous: It has been proven through various studies that Red Quinoa, especially, is high in soluble fibre which helps in improving your metabolic system along with reducing your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and your body weight but increase your fullness.
Perfect food for gluten intolerant people: If you want to reduce the use of gluten rich grains in your routine diet then it can be the best alternative for you.
Enough amount of all the essential amino acid: All the essential amino acids that are required to produce amino acids required by your body are found in this pseudo-grain in ample amount.
Low Glycemic index: The consumption of foods with high glycemic index can help increasing the chances of obesity by stimulating your hunger. Thus Quinoa can help in reducing the risk of various health problems including heart diseases and diabetes etc.
High in minerals: Many nutrients found in this food grain also include a number of nutrients required by your body like Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc etc. which are beneficial for both, men and women.
Thus, it has been proven through various studies that Quinoa is the best gluten free dietary grain which can be used as an effective alternative to various traditional food grains by those who want to avoid wheat and rice in their routine diet plan.