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LISTEN TO THE PLANTS: RED QUINOA


By Dr. med. Claudia Schmiemann

Red quinoa, like other varieties of quinoa, is known for its numerous health benefits.  It is a rich source of essential nutrients. It contains protein, dietary fiber, healthy fats, vitamins (such as vitamin E, vitamin B6, thiamin, riboflavin), and minerals (such as iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc). Quinoa is considered a complete protein source because it contains all nine essential amino acids that the body needs to function properly. This makes it a valuable protein source, especially for vegetarians and vegans. Moreover red quinoa, like other colored varieties, contains antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols. These compounds help to neutralize harmful free radicals in the body, reducing oxidative stress and lowering the risk of chronic diseases. The fiber content in red quinoa can contribute to heart health. It helps lower cholesterol levels by reducing the absorption of dietary cholesterol and the formation of plaque in arteries. Quinoa also contains heart-healthy fats, including omega-3 fatty acids. It has a low glycemic index, which means it doesn’t cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels. The fiber and protein content in red quinoa can help regulate blood sugar levels, making it a suitable food for individuals with diabetes or those aiming to manage their blood sugar levels. The high fiber content of red quinoa promotes healthy digestion. It adds bulk to the stool, aids in regular bowel movements, and helps prevent constipation. Quinoa is naturally gluten-free, making it a suitable grain substitute for people with gluten intolerance or celiac disease.www.holistic-health.care

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