How To Lose Weight With Quinoa?
Quinoa helps one to lose weight HEALTHILY & NATURALLY because it is:
1. Low in Calories
One serving of cooked quinoa contains about 170 calories (Eden Organic, 2015). This means that you can have 2-3 servings of quinoa and still consume less than one serving of “Nasi Lemak” with 500 calories. So you have less worries about overeating with quinoa.
2. Rich in Vitamins
Furthermore, quinoa is rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12 and iron that are essential for energy production and weight loss.
3. High in Fibre
And the best part is Quinoa is naturally high in dietary fibre, and is a slowly digested carbohydrate. Its high dietary fibre content makes it satisfying, making you feel fuller and less likely to binge or eat unhealthy foods. In addition, dietary fibre also binds to fat and cholesterol, which causes your body to absorb less fat and cholesterol.
4. High in protein with essential amino acids
As a complete protein, quinoa contains most of the essential amino acids (Goldman, 2014) – including the elusive lysine and isoleucine acids, which most other grains lack making it a good source of protein for vegetarians. It is also high in protein which takes up a longer time, effort and metabolism when consumed, which in turns burns more calories as a result when digesting it.
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