The Wonder That Is Quinoa

 

For those of you who have not yet tried quinoa in your diet then it is probably about time you took the plunge! Quinoa can fairly be described as one of the superfoods of which everyone is so keen on at this moment in time. And why not? Foods such as quinoa, chia seeds, coconut oil and amaranth are filled with nutrients and vitamins as well as bringing a great taste to your meals.

But in this article we are concentrating on quinoa and what it brings to your table. Let us look at a few of the benefits of adding quinoa to your daily diet.

Benefits Of eating Quinoa

Benefits Of Eating Quinoa

Firstly quinoa contains lysine, which you may not have heard of. Lysine is an amino acid and a building block of protein, which means it is very popular as a sports supplement. It can add lean muscle to your body and is apparently good for the immune system. Lysine can also raise the levels of serotonin in your system which helps to put you in a calm and relaxed state of mind.

In fact quinoa contains all of the 8 amino acids that are perfect to ensure your body is functioning at its optimum level. So why go anywhere else to get your fill of all these essential amino acids?

Quinoa is also high in fiber and a high fiber diet is good for the digestive system and for anyone who wants to lose weight. This high fiber content also means that meals containing quinoa are very filling.

High In Manganese & Iron

Manganese is another element that can be found in quinoa. Manganese is an essential mineral which is not in a great many foods so to be able to get half your requirements in a serving of quinoa is pretty impressive. Manganese can prevent you from getting high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.

Quinoa is high in iron which is excellent for your muscles and your brain, and helps your body to produce red blood cells which are vital to your health.

There are many other benefits to quinoa, such as it being high in magnesium and rioflavin, so suffice to say this is one food we really shouldn`t do without.

Quinoa Supplies From Global Foods

If you want supplies of quinoa or any other superfood, whatever it is we can provide it for you at Global Foods. For more information on the high quality foods we have available please give us a call on 0161 660 3380 and we will be glad to assist you.

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