10 Health Benefits of Quinoa

Hello! My Name is Quinoa!

Hello Quinoa!  (That’s pronounced KEEN-wah.)

This powerhouse seed is a complete protein, naturally gluten free and boasts so many other health benefits!  Here are 10 reasons why you should add quinoa to your diet:

  1. Quinoa contains all 9 Essential Amino Acids and is considered a complete, plant-based protein.

  2. Quinoa has a Low Glycemic Index.  Foods low on the glycemic index help stabilize blood sugar levels while slowly delivering energy to help you power through your day!

  3. Quinoa contains Potassium.  Potassium is an electrolyte and supports healthy blood pressure.

  4. Quinoa is High in Fiber.  Fiber in your diet can help reduce cholesterol, lower blood sugar levels, keep you fuller longer and aid with digestion!

  5. Quinoa is an Excellent Source of Magnesium.  Magnesium helps you produce energy, regulate body temperature and form healthy bones and teeth.

  6. Quinoa contains Antioxidants.  Two of quinoa’s antioxidants, quercetin and kaempferol, play a role in reducing inflammation throughout the body.

  7. Quinoa is a Good Source of Iron.  Iron is a key component in our body’s growth and development.

  8. Quinoa contains Alpha-linolenic Acid (ALA), a type of omega 3 fatty acid.  Eating a diet rich in ALA can help lower cholesterol and blood pressure levels.

  9. Quinoa is a non-dairy source of Calcium.  Calcium is a mineral that’s essential to bone health.

  10. Quinoa contains Vitamin B2, also known as Riboflavin.  Riboflavin helps your body maintain a healthy metabolism and prevent free radical damage.

Want to add more quinoa to your diet?  Check out our Path of Life Recipes Page to learn
creative ways to incorporate our quinoa blends into your meals!

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