Loaded with fiber, vitamins and protein, Quinoa is gaining popularity day by day. Quinoa is a whole grain crop that is grown for its edible seeds.
It is gluten-free and contains all eleven amino acids required by a human body. It is also rich in magnesium, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus and various other beneficial antioxidants.
Quinoa has various health benefits and it’s one of the most healthy foods for the muscle growth. Some benefits of Quinoa have been mentioned below:
- Rich in nutrition
- Very rich in fiber, much more than other food grains
- Grown organically, thus gluten-free
- Contains compounds like quercetin and kaempferol
- Low glycemic index which is helpful in sugar control
How to incorporate Quinoa in your diet?
There are many ways to add Quinoa in your diet. Some of them have been given below to help our readers.
Method #1: Just plain
Quinoa can work as an alternative to pasta or rice for a quick meal. It can be boiled under twenty minutes. It also has a lovely, nutty flavor which allows it to use it as any other grain like rice or barley. You can cook it easily and eat it in breakfast.
Method #2: Soups and salads
You can include quinoa in your salads or soups. Quinoa is rich in fiber and protein, therefore it can be added to soup and can be used as a main source meal. If you want to lose fat and you’re on a low cholesterol diet then Quinoa can be perfect for you, if you include it in your meals. Quinoa can add a flavor to salad and also enhance the nutrition amount.
Method #3: Stuffed into vegetables
Quinoa if stuffed with zucchini and mushroom, can be highly enjoyed . Usually zucchini is considered to be a side dish, but adding a healthy stuffing can include it in the main course. For the filling, Quinoa can be cooked with garlic, cashew and other seasonings that are mixed together until they are ready to be filled in zucchini.
Method #4: In breakfast
Quinoa can be easily used in breakfast because of its high protein content and less cooking time.
For this all you have to do is:
- Boil Quinoa as you would boil oats for breakfast
- Use twice as much as Quinoa amount of water or milk
- Mix almonds, chopped apples and cashew in it
- Now mix it all.
That’s it, it is ready for you to eat.
So, these are some of the best ways to incorporate Quinoa in your diet. Hope this helps you out and for any other queries or questions, please feel free to ask in the comment section.
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