Thursday, March 20, 2014

Quinoa Health Benefits

Nutrients in Quinoa
Quinoa is a great source of manganese  and magnesium. It’s a very good source of protein source as well as vitamins E and B2, and dietary fiber. It’s a good source of iron, copper, phosphorus and zinc. 

Quinoa has been considered as a crop for NASA’s Controlled Ecological Life Support System due to its high protein values and unique composition of amino acids. 

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Our bodies require amino acids to make structural proteins as well as produce hormones and neurotransmitters. Although our bodies use a multitude of amino acids, we only need nine essential amino acids in our diet.

Health Benefits of Quinoa 1 – Quinoa for Weight Loss

Health Benefits of Quinoa 2 – Quinoa for Celiac Disease

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