With any type of diet, you want to have the best nutrition you can get. This means you will need to get the right amounts of protein, fats, and carbohydrates without getting too carried away on the fats or the carbs. For a lot of people, this is tough to achieve. For others, it is easy. This is all a matter of education about food. Many do not know about all of the simple, nutritious foods available. One of these great super-foods is known a quinoa (“keen-wah”).
If you have never heard of it before, quinoa is a grain that comes from regions of South America. Once it was cultivated in the Andes mountains, it began to become a staple food to the masses of that region. It is a complete food with the ability to satisfy and maintain good health for any diet. Perfect for vegetarians and vegans alike, quinoa boasts the content of all essential amino acids which make up protein that the body needs for healing, health, and growth.
Along with other foods, quinoa nutrition is a fantastic compliment to any other healthy food. It is low in fat, high in protein, high in healthy fiber, and rich in minerals. The carbohydrate content is complex. As a result, it will not jack up your blood sugar and cause retention of water and fat-gain like simple starches.
Get almost all of the nutrition you need just from quinoa alone. The very best way to eat it is with whole, steamed vegetables. Have every bit of nutritious food you would need in a day. You can still eat lite meats along with it if you want. Whatever combination you come up with, know you are eating a better grain.
While wheat is the most common grain people eat with food or without. For many, since wheat contains the allergen known as gluten, they cannot eat it. If this is the case, eat rice and/ or quinoa and get even better nutrition than you would from wheat. Then all is free of gluten, so there are no problems with allergies.