Top 11 health benefits of a Quinoa Snack
Updated: Nov 7, 2022
What is quinoa?
‘keen-wa’, is a gluten-free alternative to starchy grains. Although it often occupies a similar role to grains in dishes, quinoa is actually a seed from the same family as beets, chard and spinach. It is high in protein and an important plant source of all nine essential amino acids.
Quinoa Health Benefits
✓ contains magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and antioxidants
✓ very high in protein - higher than most grains
✓ referred to as a complete Protein
✓ one of world’s most popular health foods
✓ contains the plant compounds quercetin and kaempferol
✓ gluten-free diet: perfect for people with gluten intolerance
✓ high in important minerals
✓ has a low-mid level glycemic index - good for blood sugar levels, beneficial effects on metabolic health
✓ high in antioxidants
✓ may help in weight loss
✓ makes for a very nutritious snack
The Bottom Line
Quinoa is rich in fiber, minerals, antioxidants, protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. It is one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet.