Updated: June 2, 2018
Quinoa are a one of the delicious edible seed cultivated many regions
throughout the world with numerous health advantages. The scientific
name of Quinoa is Papaver somniferum. It belongs to the Genus: Papaver,
family: Papaveraceae. It is believed that this Edible seed is native to
the East Mediterranean and Asia, but now it is also cultivated widely
all over the world, such as Czech Republic, Germany, Turkey, France,
India, and East European region for domestic and commercial purpose.
Due to various types of Vitamin, Minerals and nutrients, present in the Quinoa it has lots of health benefits. Among that some of the health benefits of Quinoa include preventing the Risk of Cancer, improves Digestive Health, reduces Blood Pressure, improves Brain Health, prevents the Risk of Anemia, improves Eyesight, contain Antioxidant Properties, improves Bone Health and improves skin health.
contain lots of Vitamin, Minerals and other components. Some of the
vitamins Quinoa has Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Folate, Thiamin, Niacin,
Pyridoxine, Pantothenic acid and Riboflavin. Quinoa also contain Omega 3
fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, dietary fiber, sodium and potassium,
which have lots of health advantages. Apart from this Quinoa also
contain minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, protein, zinc, copper
and Manganese. The best part of the Quinoa is, it contains zero
to the high amount of oleic and linoleic acids a mono-unsaturated fatty
acid found in Quinoa, it is very beneficial for our cardiovascular
health and it also helps to reduce cholesterol level in our body. The
fiber found in Quinoa helps to reduce the bad cholesterol level from our
body, such as LDL cholesterol, it is the main cause from different kind
of heart related disease and it also helps to increase the good
cholesterol level in our body, such as HDL level. Different studies have
been proven that consumption of Quinoa can prevent various types of
cardiovascular disease, such as heart attack, heart stroke, etc.
contain high amount of potassium, which is very helpful in improving
the blood circulation in our body. Potassium present in Quinoa acts as a
vasodilator, which means it reduces the strain from the blood vessels
and provide smooth passage for blood through the arteries that reduce
the pressure of the cardiovascular system and prevent various types of
issue related to blood pressure, such as hypertension. Beside this
Quinoa also contains high amount of Phenolic elements, which prevent the
oxidative damage of blood vessels caused by free radicals.
to the high amount of dietary fiber found in Quinoa, it is very
beneficial for our digestive health and it also helps to prevent various
types of digestive issues. Different studies have been proven that,
consumption of fiber rich foods, such as Quinoa helps to promote the
proper bowel movement and provide smooth passage for food through the
digestive tract. Fiber also helps in adding bulk to our stomach and
ensures the proper elimination of waste from our body in time, thus
prevent the risk of various types of digestion related problem, such as
constipation, gas, etc.
studies have been proven that the anti-diabetic compound presence in
Quinoa, which promotes the production of insulin in our body that, is
very useful to reduce the absorption of glucose level in our blood
stream, which is very useful to control the blood sugar level in our
body, thus prevent diabetes. So consumption of Quinoa on a regular basis
in a moderate quantity can reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
we all know anemia is a disease of iron deficiency in our body;
however, consumption of Quinoa on a regular basis in a moderate quantity
can improve the iron level in our body and prevent anemia because
Quinoa is highly rich in iron. Different studies have been proven that
consumption of Quinoa on a regular basis can reduce various anemia
symptoms, such as weakness, fatigue, irregular breathing, etc.
to the high amount of calcium found in Quinoa, it is highly beneficial
for our bone health and to keep our bone strong and healthy. Calcium is
the main element of our bone structure and it also helps to improve the
bone density. Apart from this, studies have been proven that consumption
of Quinoa on a regular basis in a moderate way can keep our bone strong
and prevent the risk of osteoporosis. Beside this Quinoa also contain
high amount of Vitamin C and Vitamin E, which helps to promote the
absorption of calcium in our body and also contain antioxidant
properties, which protect our bone tissue from oxidative damage caused
by free radicals.
Due to the
presence of anti-oxidant compound in Quinoa, it is very beneficial for
preventing various types of cancer such as skin cancer, colon cancer and
prostate cancer. Studies have been proven that consumption of Quinoa
can very helpful those who are suffering from cancer because it helps in
destroying the cancer cells and stopping the growth of the cancerous
cells in our body. It also helps to prevent the oxidative damage caused
by free radicals, thus prevent the risk of macular degeneration and
various age related issues.
Due to the high amount of anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties present in Quinoa can help in reducing the various kinds of skin related issues. Antibacterial properties of Quinoa help to protect our skin from foreign invaders, such as bacteria and virus and anti-oxidant properties of Quinoa also help to protect our skin from oxidative damage caused by free radicals; it is the main cause of various types of skin issues, such as wrinkles, dark spots, signs of aging, etc.
|Nutrient||Unit||Value per 100 g|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||6.07|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||64.16|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||7.0|
|Vitamin A, RAE||µg||1|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||14|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||2.44|
|Vitamin D (D2 + D3)||µg||0.0|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||µg||0.0|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||g||0.706|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||g||1.613|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||g||3.292|
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