Did You Know

Have You Tried Quinoa?

Did You Know

Quinoa is an ancient grain that originated about 7,000 years ago in South America. It is becoming popular here in the U.S. because of its significant health and nutrition benefits. So why is it so good for you? First, it is high in protein. It is one of the few grains that contain all 9 essential amino acids, making it a very high quality protein. It is a great source of fiber, making it very healthy for the digestive system. It contains oleic and alpha-linolenic acids, fats that support lower cholesterol levels and normal blood pressure, helping to decrease cardiac risk for heart diseases. It is also considered a “super food” because of the many important vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants it has. And it has quercetin, a flavonoid that has shown promise in reducing cancers, inflammation in the body, and diabetes risk. For a more in-depth look at quinoa and its nutritional benefits along with links for recipes, check out: http://draxe.com/10-quinoa-nutrition-facts-benefits/