3. Keeps Digestive System Healthy

Like many whole grains, quinoa is a first-rate source of fiber, specifically insoluble fiber. Your digestive tract won’t absorb or break down this type of fiber, allowing it to sweep through your system and help keep things “moving”.

Men should consume about 38 grams of fiber, and women about 25 grams per day, to stay regular and avoid constipation. Getting adequate dietary fiber can also alleviate gastrointestinal comfort, like bloating and gas. One cup of quinoa contains about 5.2 grams of fiber compared to just 3.5 grams per cup of brown rice.

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