With plenty of fibre and protein, quinoa is often dubbed a ‘superfood’. As a good source of magnesium and calcium it’s also specially useful in a vegetarian/vegan diet and for those who don’t use dairy. Other vital minerals include maganese, iron and copper.
Consuming quinoa regularly often helps those with problems associated with poor magnesium status, such as migraine headaches, cramps, some digestive problems, restlessness etc. Adequate magnesium also helps prevent type-2 diabetes and heart attacks, and benefits those already with these diseases. It is important for those doing high-intensity exercise for extended periods, being an essential electrolyte and vital for muscle relaxation and the healthy functioning of nerve cells.
Quinoa is a versatile grain for use in soups, casseroles, salads, burgers, or as a protein breakfast porridge (great with walnuts!)