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Is quinoa is good for health?? is it grain or soemthing else

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Asked by Admn, 27 Nov '12 01:09 am
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Quinoa a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds.

1. Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods we can eat. It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids.

2. Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation. It also helps to prevent heart disease by reducing high blood pressure and diabetes. Fiber lowers cholesterol and glucose levels, may lower your risk of developing hemorrhoids and may help you to lose weight as it takes a longer time to chew than does other foods because it makes you feel fuller for longer and is less energy dense which means it has fewer calories for the same volume of food.

3. Quinoa contains Iron. Iron helps keep our red blood cells healthy and is the basis of hemoglobin formation. Iron carries oxygen from one cell to another and supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases br ...more
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 27 Nov '12 02:28 pm

 
  
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Quinoa was of great importance in the diet of pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, quinoa has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (14% by mass), yet not as high as most beans and legumes. Nutritional evaluations of quinoa indicate that it is a source of complete protein
Answered by ambuj kumar, 27 Nov '12 01:30 am

 
  
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Answered by Chocklate, 27 Nov '12 01:14 am

 
  
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Yes grain..
Answered by aflatoon, 27 Nov '12 10:07 am

 
  
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