There are quite a few, so much so if you pardon the pun, that it cannot be mentioned in this short space and time. But of course, brief highlights of the benefits of quinoa can be mentioned. And here they are. Quinoa is enriched with healthy protein. It contains all nine of the essential amino acids. Along with the vitamins B and E, the gluten free organic wholegrain, originally only indigenous to certain regions of South America, is rich in magnesium.
Quinoa has many special ingredients. One such ingredient is known as lysine. This ingredient is already being used in the making of medicine. It is quite beneficial for human tissue growth as well. And do not forget that quinoa has a healthy dose of fiber, an ingredient that has been particularly helpful for those who have been on a mission to lose excessive levels of fatty tissue. Can you believe that quinoa contains over three hundred enzymes?
There are enzymes included that are good for helping to regulate the production of insulin and glucose in the body. It could be said that experts are all in agreement that a regular inclusion of quinoa to a healthy meal plan helps reduce the risks associated with type 2 diabetes, a particularly serious and growing problem among people across the world. Those of you who have (and still are) been victims of migraines, make a note that due to its high magnesium content, quinoa is beneficial in reducing the prevalence of migraines.
This is done through the relaxing of the body’s blood vessels. The inclusion of riboflavin also helps. Undoubtedly, quinoa helps improve cardiovascular health. Quinoa is low GI. This means that it has a lower than average glycemic index and this is helpful in stifling regular or quick increases in blood sugar levels. While many health advocates shun the inclusion of fat in healthy eating plans, the level of fat included in quinoa is not of the unhealthy kind.
Compared to other grains, quinoa does have a higher amount of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. These fats are good because it helps to lower cholesterol levels. One of the many (previously) unheard of ingredients in quinoa is histidine, transporting neurotransmitters to the brain.