Try this instead of brown rice …
As a Miami personal trainer, I switched to eating quinoa rather than brown rice a few months ago. I am liking it better and I wanted to tell you all about it.
Benefits: Quinoa provides the body with nine essential amino acids and is also very balanced in its protein composition. It is the most protein rich grain available. Quinoa has high levels of the amino acid l-lysine, which is required for proper tissue growth and repair. This remarkable grain is also rich in other nutrients and minerals as well as gluten-free.
What are the benefits of quinoa?
The protein content of quinoa provides only one of its many benefits. Quinoa is also rich in iron, magnesium, manganese, copper and phosphorus. Magnesium is a very important mineral, and it helps to relax blood vessel walls and improve circulation. It is also regarded as a natural muscle relaxer. People with migraine headaches often report reduced symptoms, when taking magnesium. If you have ever relieved a sore muscle or a bruise with Epson salt; you know the benefits of magnesium. It works to naturally soothe and ease the tension in your muscles. Let’s explore some of the other benefits from quinoa.
Working in this business as a Miami personal trainer for over 15 years, I’ve often heard of the other benefits quinoa offers. A good amount of iron is found in quinoa, which is very important to the formation of hemoglobin, and the proper functioning of red blood cells. Without iron, red blood cells can’t deliver oxygen to your body. The copper content is also important because it is a catalyst to the creation of hemoglobin and a component of two very powerful antioxidants that seek out and disable free radicals.
Prep It: It is as easy to cook as rice, and usually takes far less time (about 20 minutes). Cook up a few cups and have it available for a few days.
I know what you’re thinking; this is one really powerful grain. Let’s go on to explore some of the other benefits in this magical little seed such as manganese. The manganese found in quinoa is an important mineral that is involved in over 300 different processes in the human body. Manganese helps regulate blood sugar, aids in the rhythmic beating of the heart, facilitates new muscle tissue growth and helps regulate energy production.
One final benefit to the whole-grain of quinoa is the fiber. Undoubtedly, you have heard about the many benefits of fiber. Let me cover just a few to refresh your memory. Fiber is the substance in our food that helps speed up the flow of digestion through our intestines. It helps by balancing the pH in our intestines and ensuring that digestion takes place in a healthy amount of time. As a Miami personal trainer, I know it is important to note that increased fiber intake is thought to lessen the risk of colon cancer.
What are the uses of quinoa?
Quinoa should be a complement to your meals (vegetables and a source of lean protein). An example for breakfast may be (eggs and quinoa). Lunch could be paired with a cup a cauliflower, a chicken breast and ½ cup of quinoa (based on size and activated level).
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