Superfood- Quinoa! Why Is It The Healthiest Food And What Benefits It Has To Offer?

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Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids.

#1 Very nutritious

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Quinoa is a grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds. It is pronounced KEEN-wah.It technically isn’t a cereal grain, but a pseudo-cereal (1).In other words, it is basically a “seed” which is prepared and eaten similarly to a grain.This is coming with a total of 222 calories, with 39 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fat. It also contains a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

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#2 Contains the plant compounds quercetin and kaempferol

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It contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol. These are potent plant antioxidants with numerous health benefits.

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