beautifood bite | quinoa
Quinoa is without a doubt the super grain: it is one of the most ‘complete’ protein rich grain foods, contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains making it low GI and is rich in skin-loving vitamins and minerals.
FOOD ACTIVES: Magnesium, zinc, manganese, fiber, Low GI vitamin B6 and iron, 14% quality protein – all amino acids
Inside (to eat): The anti-inflammatory properties of zinc in quinoa make it one of the top acne and psoriasis fighters. Spikes in blood sugar and insulin levels increase the production of acne causing oil, the fiber in quinoa will help to stabilize levels and therefore reduce oil production. Iron also helps to up the production of red blood cells, meaning more oxygen to regenerate and repair for smoother, glowing skin. Also, Low GI makes it a smart carb – so your body can process them without converting them to fat later.
Outside (to apply): Manganese and copper eliminate toxins through their antioxidant powers to keep skin clear and vibrant.
COOK: Makes a nourishing salad or use as a substitute for rice, cous cous or pasta. Quinoa flakes are great for making porridge or cereal, or to use instead of bread crumbs on fish.
TIP: Quinoa is gluten free making it the perfect grain for those who are gluten intolerant. It’s high level of protein and iron also make it a great meat substitute for vegans and vegetarians with the added benefit of no cholesterol or saturated fat that comes with animal sources.
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