Quinoa, a pseudo-grain, is a simple seed that can be a great addition to a meal. It can be eaten in various recipes, including this Quinoa recipe to cure breast cancer.
Quinoa is gluten-free and can be eaten hot or cold and can be sweetened or salted to create various dishes. It contains protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, magnesium and protein.
Cooking is Simple
Put two cups of water on to boil. Add one cup of Quinoa and a pinch of salt. Cook on medium to low heat with a cover. Stir as it cooks. It should be 10 to 15 minutes total to cook. Heat one tablespoon of coconut oil into a separate pan and cook one onion, two garlic cloves, three celery stalks, one large carrot and one cup of broccoli florets. Saute to heat through and soften the onion, then add to quinoa. This meal can feed four people.
Since the recipe includes not only quinoa but also broccoli and garlic, it has a lot of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. This in turn can help the body fight off conditions like breast cancer and can also reduce the pain associated with arthritis and other conditions. It can be simply a matter of adding quinoa to your daily diet.
Benefits of Quinoa
Quinoa contains protein, fiber, magnesium, phosphorous, folate and copper. It also contains iron, zinc and potassium, as well as over 1/10 of the daily recommendation of Vitamins B1, B2 and B6.
The seed also has flavonoids, or plant antioxidants that are anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties when studied based on their effects on animals.
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and increases the antioxidants and nutrients that people who follow a gluten-free diet need in order to stay healthy. It also has a low glycemic index and is high in carbohydrates, which means better maintained energy and blood sugar levels for those who consume it.
Metabolic health has also been shown to improve greatly when people consume quinoa, as it reduces blood sugar, insulin and triglyceride levels and also helps negate the effects of fructose if an individual has a diet high in fructose.
Because it is high in protein, Quinoa increases the metabolism and also reduces appetite. It contains fiber that helps the body feel full for longer, thus helping avoid cravings and junk food binges. It also helps with weight loss due to these qualities.
The versatility of quinoa means it can be added to dishes for any meal. It is also can be found easily in supermarkets. Cleaning quinoa is not complex, although it is advisable to rinse the seed with water to get rid of the saponins on the outer layer, as they cause a bitter flavor when consumed.
Quinoa is a tasty and simple alternative to grains and breads. It is a very beneficial addition to the diet of anyone, but particularly for those who follow a gluten-free diet. It can be a wise choice to add to the grocery list for next week.