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Are You Underestimating the Power of Quinoa ?


We are always looking for that extra boost in our health and wellness. We may find a new exercise technique in a magazine, or hear from our doctor about a new supplement that can help us get an important nutrient that our diet is currently lacking. In other cases, we can turn to nutritional components and add foods into our diet that can help us achieve the health and wellness outcomes that we desire.

This is often done through the incorporation of superfoods. A superfood is loosely defined as a food that is densely packed with nutrients that we may not be able to find the same amount of in other foods. It seems like there are new superfoods added to the list each and every day, but some foods are staple on this list. Quinoa is one of these foods.

Quinoa is an ancient grain in the same family as faro, barley, and many others. We may see quinoa in the grocery store alongside rice, oats, and other grains, but the power of quinoa is much higher than any of these foods.

Quinoa is a good source of dietary fiber, which is excellent for both our digestive health and our cardiovascular health. Fiber helps food pass through our digestive system much easier. It is also an essential ingredient in bile salts, which also require the burning of cholesterol to do. When our cholesterol is lowered, our blood is flowing and there is the reduced likelihood of atherosclerosis and other circulatory conditions.

Quinoa also contains so many important vitamins and minerals. Magnesium, potassium, calcium, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, the list is essentially endless! Try replacing other, less-healthy grains like rice and pasta with a superfood like quinoa in order to boost your health.

This grain can be prepared with so many other foods for an added flavor boost. With quinoa on your side, you can expect to see significant turnaround in many different biomarkers. Your overall health and wellness will improve, and you will see great turnaround in so many different aspects of your quality of life. Quinoa can promote digestive health and immunity while keeping people slim and full of energy.

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