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Health Benefits Of The Superfood “Quinoa”

Quinoa, often called as “superfood” or a “super grain,” is one of the world’s most popular health foods. If that’s a tad too generic, let’s get into the details. Quinoa (keen-wah, remember?) is a flowering plant that belongs to the amaranth family. It is an annual plant that is grown for its edible seeds. So, when we refer to the benefits of quinoa, we mean the benefits of its seeds. As the seeds are what we generally use.   Health benefits of quinoa: 1. It's gluten-free. Now that we have established that quinoa is not a cereal grain, it follows that it is also free of gluten. If you fall on the spectrum of gluten sensitivity, gluten intolerance, or celiac...

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Why Quinoa Is Better Than Rice?

White rice may start in meals all around the world, but when it comes to nutrition, quinoa, a similar side dish and stir-fry staple, wins the contest. You’ve likely become familiar with quinoa over the past decade, though it was first grown in South America 5,000 years ago. It’s often referred to as a whole grain, though that’s not entirely accurate. It is technically considered a seed, but it has similar nutritional and culinary properties as rice and other grains. Both quinoa and white rice have a similar number of calories per 1-cup serving 222 calories versus 205 calories. But when it comes to other health benefits, there’s no contest that quinoa wins. According to the American Heart Association, white rice...

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