5 Quinoa Health Solutions

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah)

This is the most nutritious foods out there in the grain family. Read below for facts on Quinoa. This ancient grain packs so many nutrients, and its great taste may make you want to eat it more and more.

Tracy's Tip: 5 Quinoa Health Solutions

1. Protein
This could be a replacement to meat. Quinoa has 8g of protein per serving. Add a little leafy greens to your meal and you have a complete protein package. This grain contains all 9 of the amino acids, making it one of my favorite grains.

2. Fiber
This grain has 5 grams of fiber per cup, and is a replacement for your heart health meals like cereals and such. With no added sugars and chemicals a serving of Quinoa a day will keep the bad cholesterol away.

3. Gluten Free
Quinoa is a grain that contains no Gluten. This is a great alternative to always using rice for gluten free recipes. My favorite gluten free pasta is made with Quinoa. Check it out: http://ancientharvest.com/

4. Decreases Pain
With its high level of magnesium and iron, Quinoa is something that should be a staple in everyone's household. According to Dr. Axe "80% of people have Magnesium deficiency resulting in chronic leg cramps, muscle pain, insomnia and anxiety." Woot Woot! Just chew to feel better :)

5. Antioxidants
Quinoa is high in flavanoids, a specific antioxidant that according to Dr. Axe may play a role in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis and diabetes.

How can you start to replace quinoa into your meals?
- Use in replacement of potatoes
- Use in replacement of rice
- Have in morning instead of oats
- Check out Dr. Axe's 21 Best Recipes: http://draxe.com/best-quinoa-recipes/

(Resource: Draxe.com)

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