Organic Traditions know exactly what superfoods bring nutritional power and they provide them to the health-conscious customer. That’s why their sprouted organic royal quinoa is part of their inventory, and you don’t even have to soak, rinse or wash it, it’s produced to be specifically ready for cooking.
Nutrients and health benefits of quinoa
Quinoa has been one of the hottest wholegrains for years now and for a reason. Its nutritional profile is considerable for such a small grain. A cup of quinoa supplies you with 8g of plant protein, 5g fiber, B complex vitamins, 9 different minerals, flavonoid antioxidants (as well as the antioxidants kaempferol and quercetin), oleic fatty acids, and alpha-linolenic acid. And all of this comes in wholegrains that are completely gluten-free, so people with a celiac disease can benefit from it too.
Because of its precious nutrients and high level of satiety, quinoa is regarded as one of the most nutritious wholegrains possible. The United Nations even believes quinoa could help eliminate malnutrition all over the world and declared 2013 as the year for Quinoa.
Quinoa’s constituents may improve your life in a health aspect. For example, thanks to its high fiber content and the presence of some healthy fats, it could prove beneficial to your heart. Alpha-linolenic acid, which is a type of omega-3 fatty acid, has been shown to lower the risk of heart attack, according to studies.
Quinoa may help you maintain optimal body weight. That’s because, as a wholegrain, it has good amounts of fiber and protein, therefore it offers a sense of fullness after a meal. There are also concepts surrounding quinoa’s ability to influence the activity of hormones like peptide YY, insulin, and gherkin, all 3 of which play a part in appetite.
You increase your chance of avoiding cancer by including quinoa more often in your eating regime. That’s because, as noted, it’s high in antioxidants, especially quercetin (quinoa is one of the best quercetin sources possible, it has more of it than cranberries).
Reduce your risk of diabetes by eating high fiber foods more often. In that regard, quinoa is again an excellent addition to your diet. Studies have shown that increasing the intake of high fiber wholegrains, decreases the risk of type 2 diabetes. A particular study has established that by adding 2 servings of wholegrains each day you can decrease type 2 diabetes risk with 21%.