7 reasons to consume quinoa

Quinoa is one of the most esteemed functional foods since pre-Hispanic times. The properties of quinoa involve all the essential amino acids necessary for the formation of new proteins, known as proteins of high biological value, so it is a food recommended even by the POT .

The value of quinoa as food is, according to a study by the Institute of Diagnostic and Research Laboratory Services (SELADIS) in Bolivia , in the internal composition of its protein, for its content of essential amino acids for humans such as phenylalanine, histidine, lysine and others.

Its contribution in fats is also considerable not only for the energy value it provides, but also for the content of unsaturated fatty acids, which are healthier for the body.

Micronutrient intake is also important, it was found vitamins and trace elements that are an important part of its composition, which fulfill vital and specific functions in the cells and tissues of the economy by the roles they play within the metabolism.

According to a study of National Center of Technology and Food Safety (CNTA) -Laboratorio del Ebro, of San Adrián Navarra , Spain. The properties of quinoa offer a series of health benefits:

1. It does not contain gluten, it is suitable for celiacs and it is an alternative to wheat. It is compared to spinach.

2. It has anti-inflammatory and healing properties and acts against the lack of estrogen in women.

3. You can substitute any grain in soups, desserts, salads, bread, drinks and cookies. It is used in macrobiotic and vegetarian diets.

4. Due to its high fiber and protein content (it contributes 20% of the recommended daily values ​​in fiber), it is ideal to reduce appetite and achieve greater satiety, which is why it is ideal in weight loss diets and in a diet balanced

5. Due to the high content of starch and fiber, quinoa can reduce conditions such as gastritis and colitis. It is a demulcent grain that protects the mucous membranes or inner skin of the organs, just as it does in the case of an irritated or inflamed stomach.

6. Quinoa can reduce body fat and also cholesterol levels in blood, thanks to trace elements and unsaturated fatty acids.

7. Infusion with the leaves of quinoa is used as a laxative, so it helps to reduce conditions such as constipation and abdominal inflammation, it is even an aid in the treatment of liver diseases.

The quinoa has been chosen by the FAO as one of the foods whose properties offer many benefits and safety for the next decades, as well as for its usefulness, being a low glycemic index food, to combat cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and hypertension.

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