The quinoa craze is more than just another fading food fad. Pronounced KEEN-wah, this ancient grain might have been crowned queen of the superfoods at least a decade ago, but it has yet to lose its momentum. The reason? It’s just that good for you and it tastes great too! Whether you choose to boil it for breakfast, serve it as a side dish, or stick it in a stew, one thing’s for sure: you’re going to reap some serious health benefits when you add quinoa to your diet.


1. Prevents Blood Sugar Spikes

Quinoa has a low glycemic index (or GI), which means it won’t cause blood sugar levels to spike after eating it. High GI foods can put people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes at risk excess glucose in the bloodstream. If blood glucose levels remain too high for too long, it can cause serious long-term health problems, including kidney and nerve damage.

Simply swapping out high-GI foods, like white bread or pasta, for low-GI foods, like quinoa, is a great way to keep blood sugar levels stable.

woman checking her blood sugar


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