Quinoa – the Greatest Grain of ALL

Originating from the mountans in South America this 7000 year old grain called quinoa – pronounced Keen- Wah has become more and more popular and here are a few reasons why:

1) High in protein, this grain contains all 9 essential amino acids making it a complete protein

2) Gluten free so perfect for those following a gluten free diet

3) Good source of fibre

4) Contains heart healthy fats

5) High in antioxidants called flavonoids to fight free radicals

6) Tremendous source of vitamins

7) Contains Quercetin known to reduce risk of multiple types of cancer

8) Reduces diabetes risk – becuase of high antioxidant activity it may help toi mprove overall insulin response

Try replacing your usual rice or couscous with this little gem of a wonder grain!!!

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