HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM THE WORLD'S MOST STYLIST SUPERFOOD.
TIP #1: GLUTEN FREE GOODNESS
If you follow a gluten free diet, quinoa (pronounced ‘KEEN-wah’) is your go-to substitute grain. Quinoa is naturally gluten free and easily fills that pasta-shaped hole in your diet. Better still, thanks to its delicious flavour and texture, quinoa actually adds to your recipes – tip #5 is all about quinoa recipe ideas, so read on!
TIP #2: FULL OF VITAMINS & NUTRIENTS
Quinoa is full of amazing vitamins and nutrients, including protein, fibre, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, folate, copper, iron, zinc, potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B6, calcium and Vitamin E. It ain’t a superfood for nothin’.
TIP #3: FLAVA-FLAV
Quinoa contains two important flavonoids – Quercetin and Kaemperol. What’s a flavanoid? Plant antioxidants that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer and anti-depressant effects. Best be getting your flavas on.
TIP #4: LOW GI
Quinoa has a low GI, so you won't need a nap straight after your meal. Studies have also found that Quinoa increases metabolism and significantly reduces appetite.
TIP #5: SIR Mix-A-Lot
Last – but certainly not least – Quinoa is a super versatile substitute for heavy carbs, including pasta and rice. Here are some mega easy ideas to incorporate Quinoa into your daily diet that’s a breeze to make in a jiffy:
- Breakfast with scrambled eggs
- Mix it in a salad for lunch
- Steamed fish or veggies on top for big lunch or filling dinner
- Instead of rice in a burrito
- A tasty snack with avocado, spinach & a touch of sweet chilli
- Add it to soup and lose the bread
- Add it to a frittata for more fuel
- Veggie patty for more protein