Super food session # 1 – Quinoa, a complete protein with anti-inflammatory nutrients.

Written by Lis Thorolvsen

Quinoa is a grain and a complete protein and fantastic wheat-free alternative to starch. Add cooked Quinoa to your smoothie, use on top of salad, mix with brown rice, substitute for rice, add to wraps, use it as breading or as binding with minced meat.

Quinoa is easy to prepare, often one part quinoa with two parts water and cooking time can very but around 8-10 minutes. Add whatever spices to the quinoa you wish, and it can be eaten both warm and cold. Quinoa has a bit of a nut taste and very delicious.

Your body needs 2o types of amino acids to function properly and adults can synthesise 13 of these within the body, which is also known as non-essential amino acids, whereas the other 7 must be obtained from food, also known as essential amino acids. It is these essential amino acids that derive the classification of protein as either complete or incomplete.

A complete protein is a food source that contain all essential amino acids in sufficient quantity, these are typically animal-based proteins, but a few plant sources are also considered complete like the quinoa.

Quinoa is high in anti-inflammatory nutrients, which make it potentially beneficial for human health in the prevention and treatment of disease. Quinoa contains small amounts of omega-3 fatty acids and has a higher content of monounsaturated fat. Naturally high in dietary fibre, quinoa is a slowly digested carbohydrate, making it a good low-GI option, a totally super food for the body.

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Originally posted 2017-02-08 09:35:43.

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