Curious about Quinoa?

6 Jul

Quinoa is loaded with amazing minerals you need for overall health. It has been consumed for thousands of years and was once referred to as “the mother of all grains.” You can find Quinoa in almost every grocery store and especially health food stores.

1. Protein Rich

Quinoa is extremely rich in protein. It’s a light food but leaves you feeling full and satisfied. It’s protein rich because it contains all nine amino acids. It’s perfect for lunchtime or before a work out to give you the energy you need.

2. Easy to Incorporate

While most health foods seem difficult to get used to and begin eating, Quinoa is an extremely versatile food. There are endless options for flavoring and what you can mix with it. Those of you who are looking for ways to make healthier decisions about your diet, Quinoa is a way to experiment with what works for you and your taste buds while getting all of the necessary nutrients in your diet.

3. High in Fiber

Fiber is an essential nutrient we need for overall good health and it can be difficult to always include it in your diet. Quinoa is one of the foods with the highest amount of fiber, in fact more than most grains. Fiber lowers blood sugar, cholesterol and helps with weight loss.

4. Gluten Free

With the growing need for Gluten Free foods, Quinoa is an excellent option. When eating gluten free, it’s important you find foods that are naturally gluten free because they are much healthier for you.  Quinoa is naturally gluten free and perfect for anyone looking to minimize gluten in their diet.

5. Low Glycemic Index

A Glycemic Index is a measure of how fast foods raise your blood sugar. Quinoa is a food that has a low index and therefore does not contribute to health issues such as obesity and heart problems.  Foods that have a high glycemic index contribute to several diseases and  health issues.

With more awareness about diet and health, our patients are not only making better choices today but also improving their quality of life long-term. We are always looking for ways to learn, grow and contribute to our patients.

If you are looking for a dentist that is always looking for new and better ways to be healthy, give us a call at (905) 338 – 6684

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