What benefits do you get by adding Quinoa to your diet?
• A vegetarian source of complete protein (characterized by the amounts of lysine, an amino acid needed for tissue growth and repair, and isoleucine, the amino acid that helps with muscle protein synthesis and using glucose while exercising. Both tend to be missing in other grains)
• 28% of quinoa’s fatty acids is oleic acid as well as has some alpha-linolenic acid, the omega-3 fatty acid associated with decreasing risk of inflammatory diseases
• Has many anti-inflammatory properties
• A good source of fiber
• A good source of iron to keep our red blood cells healthy. Iron also carries oxygen to our cells. It can increase brain function- your brain uses about 20% of your oxygen and iron also aids in neurotransmitter synthesis.
How to add it into your diet?
• Make it for breakfast as a porridge with fruit and nuts
• Turn it into a side dish for dinner
• Create a salad from the cooked quinoa by adding chopped vegetables and lemon juice
• Combine it with grains for mixed grain dinner dish or a breakfast muesli
This food can be purchased at the Z’Harmony Wellness Store for your convenience.
Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP
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