3 Benefits of Replacing Rice with Quinoa this CNY
It’s that festive time of year again to receive/give red packets and feast! Reunion dinners are considered one of the most important get-togethers for families who celebrate Chinese New Year. Instead of just feasting and feeling guilty afterwards, why not make this festive season special and guilt-free by replacing your rice with quinoa?
Here are the 3 benefits of doing so:
1. Less Food Coma
Quinoa contains complex carbohydrates which takes more time to digest than simple carbohydrates like white rice and pasta. Therefore, quinoa keeps you full for a longer period and gives you more energy. Now you can catch up with your family and friends all day and night without suffering from food coma!
2. Less Bloating
Quinoa is rich in magnesium which, as studies have shown, can reduce bloating. Hence, you don’t have to worry about your pants being too tight or your belly feeling too full after your scrumptious reunion dinner! Look good, feel goooood.
3. Suitable for the Entire Family
Quinoa is suitable for everyone, be it young or old! It is great for babies and kids as it is high in vitamins and minerals which are essential for their early developing years. It is also a good source of fibre and protein which help regulate blood sugar, reduce constipation and slow muscle loss in the elderly. A healthier alternative for all!
So, don’t get overexcited and eat your favourite pineapple tarts, almond cookies, and bak kwa uncontrollably! Remember the importance of your health and having a balanced diet. Eat healthy, stay healthy. Happy Chinese New Year in advance Superfriends!