Super food called "nutritious gold" - Quinoa

Known as “nutritious gold”, Quinoa is native to the Andes Mountains of South America and is the main traditional food of Inca's indigenous people. Because of its unique rich and comprehensive nutritional value, Quinoa has nurtured the Inca nationality, which the ancient Incas called Mother of food." The color of Quinoa seeds mainly has black, red and white colors, among which black and red grains are smaller and white taste is better. Quinoa was used by NASA in spacecraft for spaceflight in the 1980s. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization believes that Quinoa is the only single plant that can basically meet the basic nutritional needs of the human body. It is officially recommended as the perfect whole nutritious food for humans.

Quinoa is fully nutritious

As one of the best foods in the world, its protein content is very high (14-18%). Ordinary grains, such as barley, corn and rice, have only half the protein content of Quinoa, and more importantly, Quinoa has a much higher amino acid content than other grains. Taking wheat as an example, the protein content of wheat is the closest to that of Quinoa, but the content of lysine, cystine and methionine is lower than that of Quinoa. Especially lysine, the content of Quinoa is twice that of other grains including wheat. Not only that, but also rich in phosphorus, calcium, iron and vitamin E.

Quinoa can help us stay healthy

Quinoa is an alkaline food. Eating Quinoa can improve the body's acid-base balance and maintain a healthy body.

Quinoa does not gluten, suitable for people with skin allergies. In common cereals, such as wheat and rice, the gluten (also called gluten) is high in content. Some of the groups are unable to digest the skin due to lack of immunity, which can cause abdominal pain and other symptoms. . Quinoa does not gluten.

Children eat more Quinoa, can supplement the zinc needed for growth and development, improve immunity

Quinoa is rich in zinc. Zinc is a life element and is essential for important physiological processes such as growth and development, reproductive inheritance, immune endocrine, nerves and body fluids.

Quinoa is the gospel of patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension

Quinoa can relieve vascular pressure. Because Quinoa is rich in magnesium, if magnesium deficiency in the body can lead to high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease and irregular heart rhythm. Studies have shown that daily quinoa as a breakfast can reduce heart disease. Quinoa is also beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes. Because Quinoa is rich in magnesium and other minerals, it becomes an enzyme involved in the utilization of glucose and insulin secretion in the body. Studies have confirmed that regular consumption of Quinoa and other whole grains can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes. 

Quinoa can help the elderly regulate blood sugar, lower cholesterol and protect the heart

The content of cellulose in Quinoa containing relatively rich cellulose Quinoa is 3.7%. Among them, soluble cellulose accounts for 36%, and insoluble cellulose accounts for 64%. Quinoa is an excellent source of soluble and insoluble cellulose. Both celluloses play an important role in regulating blood sugar levels, lowering cholesterol and protecting the heart.

Quinoa salad

If you eat it at a regular meal, you can mix it with meat cooked with less oil, such as chicken breast or beef.

Material:

Quinoa half cup

Apple 1

2 Dishes of salad (such as wave or rocket dish)

Salad dressing (black vinegar, Japanese sesame sauce or Thai sweet chili sauce can be used according to personal preference) 1 to 2 teaspoons.

Step:

1. After the Quinoa is cooked, put it in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool down.

2. Wash the dish, drain and put in a salad bowl.

3. After washing the apple, cut the granules and place them on the salad.

4. Place the frozen Quinoa in the salad.

5. Add the favorite sauce and mix well.

Quinoa rice

Material:

Quinoa 2 cups

1 red bell pepper, 10 small tomatoes

Water 1 cup

A little salt

Step:

1. When washing Quinoa, just like the normal rice washing process, change the water 3 times and gently wash. However, it should be noted that the Quinoa granules are finer than white rice, and the water should be drained using a filter with a smaller pore size.

2. Put the Quinoa, water and a small amount of salt in the pot, cover the lid and heat with a strong fire. Wait until the water boils and turn to a low heat. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

3. Use a strainer to pick up the Quinoa and drain the water. If you want the Quinoa to have a softer taste, you can turn it on for 10 minutes after the flame is turned off.

4. After the cooked Quinoa, there will be a circle of whiskers that become a little transparent. You can try it out. As long as the center has become soft and has no hard particles, you can eat.

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