AKSHITA AGGARWAL

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May 22, 2017

QUINOA

 

  • Quinoa is plant seed commonly consumed as a grain. 

 

  • This is rich in fibre and hence is useful for a number of conditions. People with constipation, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure can benefit from Quinoa.

 

  • This is a cardiac- friendly grain as this contains antioxidants and omega 3 fatty acids which protect heart from free radicals. The high fibre content helps in avoiding deposition of cholesterol in arteries . It also has copper which is very important for heart muscle functioning.

 

  • Quinoa contains phyto hormones or plant hormones called phytoestrogens . These  behave like  female hormones or oestrogen in body and hence are helpful in treatment of menopause.

 

  • This is a gluten free grain and hence recommended for wheat allergy or celiac disease patients. 

 

  • Quinoa is good for bone health as it is a good source of calcium, phosphorus as well as magnesium .

 

  • Its low fat , high protein, high fibre content makes it popular amongst overweight people.

 

  • This can be consumed as porridge, as a part of salad, pulav or ground in atta form for flat breads( chapatti).

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