Quinoa Superfood

Quinoa SuperfoodThis superfood seems to be becoming more and more popular as American’s begin to pay much needed attention to healthy eating habits.  Quinoa, pronounced keen-wah, is an easy and surprisingly tasty food that can be added to a variety of your favorite dishes.  It is a grain-like plant with edible seeds that turn soft, with a little crunch, when cooked.  What makes it a famous superfood is its extreme protein content that includes many essential amino acids.  Protein gives you more of a full feeling than most macronutrients, so weight loss and Quinoa go hand and hand.  The complete protein also contains a significant amount of phosphorus, magnesium, fiber and calcium.  The calcium content makes Quinoa an excellent substitute for vegans or those who suffer from lactose intolerance.  It is also gluten-free, making it easily digestible.

Quinoa salad

Quinoa can be cooked just like rice, and may also be the perfect carbohydrate replacement for dishes that include pasta. It resembles couscous and the pseudo-grain is most commonly used in salads, casseroles, and even as a flour substitute.  The internet and recently published cookbooks are flooding with recipes made with Quinoa because people enjoy the taste along with that no-guilt feeling.


The opinions expressed in this article are of the author and the author alone. They do not reflect the opinions of Exceptional Health™ or any of its affiliates and they have not been reviewed by an expert in a related field for accuracy, balance or objectivity. Content and other information presented on this website are not a substitute for professional advice, counseling, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical or mental health advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Exceptional Health™.