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QUINOA- one of the healthiest food

What are the nutritional properties, the possibility of use in the treatment and contraindications quinoa?

With this grain can store really tasty dishes, so we include it in our diet. For this reason it is important that we know the properties and nutritional value, to become aware of all the benefits that can contribute to the well-being of our health. Quinoa is good for system of blood circulation, intestines and muscles, rich with minerals, vitamins and proteins. Ideal for migraines and may be entered in red nutritional support that constitute the low-calorie diet. Let’s find out more:


Nutritional characteristics:

Food properties of quinoa are visible primarily in the fact that through their consumption produces results in improving the physiological functions of the body. This grain has a high level of protein and amino acids. It is rich in antioxidants, particularly flavonoids and vitamin E, which can fight against damage caused by free radicals in terms of aging. 55% of the grains consists of carbohydrates, proteins make up 12%, and the remainder is composed of lipids with a high amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly linoleic acid. Representative of the mineral salts, such as iron, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus, in addition to vitamin E, vitamin C is also present and B2.Calories value of these grains are approximately 370 kcal per 100 grams. The price in the European Union varies from 5-8 euro for a package containing 500 grams of seeds.

Medicinal properties:

Curative quinoa is mainly from flavonoids, which are used in action against cancer. Since gluten may be contained in food for people suffering from celiac disease .As previously mentioned enters in the composition of nutritional support for low-calorie diet, because it has a lot of energy. Polyunsaturated fatty acids may protect the heart and circulatory system objectives. It can improve the functionality of brain cells. A is suitable for those who suffer from diabetes and has fibers which mitigates this problem. Do not forget to reduce acidity and all related disorders of the stomach such as gastritis and ulcers. It is no coincidence which can be incorporated into the healthiest foods in the world.


Speaking of contraindications cinema, we can not ignore allergies, which can sometimes occur in sensitive individuals. May induce itching, although this rarely happens. Before consuming quinoa, seeds should be left to soak through and must be well washed. All of this is important, because quinoa has saponin, which can be toxic to the body, if the grain is not well washed. Some studies have shown that quinoa is rich in oxalate. For this reason, those who suffer from kidney stones is not to be eaten too.


Gluten is a protein of wheat, barley and rye, which means that it has almost all foods-bread, pasta, cereal and biscuits over to beer, instant soup and salad dressing. Those who decide to give up gluten accustomed to alternative crops such as rice, quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and corn (and if it contains gluten, this cereal does not act as allergens and can be used in a gluten free diet). Only those who suffer from allergies to wheat, should strictly avoid gluten. When these people eat food boxes containing this substance, they trigger an immune response that damages the mucosa of the small bowel, bloating, flatulence and other symptoms, some of which are usually irritability, muscle cramps, skin rash and anemia. Reactions of this type increases the risk of intestinal cancer. Eating bread and pasta in them cause bloating, fatigue, depression and headaches. Also, it is known that many people without consequence eat food boxes with gluten twenty-thirty years after that starting to have problems. Since there is still no reliable test to determine the sensitivity to gluten, the best way to check is to remove from your diet all foods containing it and see if you feel better. The improvement was already felt after a few days.


People with diagnosed celiac disease or gluten sensitivity expressed will feel the greatest benefit from this type of diet. Many people experience significantly improved general health condition, and some notes and positive changes in appearance, because sensitivity to gluten can cause inflammation, which is manifested by the appearance of acne or eczema.

Also is possible to get more body weight. Sometimes, this diet is almost guaranteed reduction of pounds, because it was a little anlternativnih foods, except for fruits and vegetables. However, today’s market there are countless calorific the products of gluten, such as bread, cakes, biscuits, pizza bases, and some of these are even caloric replacement of standard products, because manufacturers use corn starch or potato starch in order to increase tekstrure. Finally, gluten-free groceries costing more than twice as standard products.The selection of gluten-free products is now more diverse than ever before. However, anyone who does not need to be advised not to apply the gluten-free diet and to eat a varied and moderately.

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