7 Reasons Smart Dieters Are Switching to Quinoa

September 23, 2013

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Quinoa. It might not appeal to everybody, but this wholesome grain could be the dieter’s secret weapon to shedding lots of pounds. Here’s why:

1 – It’s Low in Calories

With its low calorie count, quinoa is one of the dieter’s best friends. A serving of quinoa will only set you back a few hundred calories. Despite the low calorie count, it has enough fiber to make you feel full for a long time afterwards.

2 – Low Glycemic Load

Essentially a low glycemic load means you won’t get the blood sugar spike you get with high glycemic foods.

You know the feeling I’m talking about. It makes you feel great for a while, until your blood sugar crashes…and then you’re reaching for some chocolate to make yourself feel better.

Quinoa will give you a constant source of glucose, keeping your serum blood sugar steadier for longer. And that helps you keep your appetite sated.

3 – Protein

Quinoa is absolutely packed with protein. This is great for your blood sugar – and for your weight – because the protein will help to slow the release of the carbs. The protein also helps that all-important blood sugar stay steadier after your meal.

4 – It’s Versatile

Let’s face it: Diets can be dull…but not with quinoa. This versatile food can be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At breakfast time, try using the grain as an alternative to porridge.

Use it at lunch as part of a salad: Just add some leafy vegetables, some seeds, some olive oil, or whatever else you fancy. For dinners, make it into a casserole with tomatoes, carrots, courgettes, and vegetables.

5 – Vitamins

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When we diet, our bodies can lack vitamins. With quinoa, you are guaranteed vital nutrients. It is full of vitamins B, D, and E, plus calcium, magnesium, iron, and many other essential nutrients.

6 – Easy to Prepare

Let’s be honest, most people don’t have the time to mess about with calorie counting. Quinoa can help.

You know it is low in calories, but did you know it can be cooked in less than 15 minutes? That’s right. In 15 minutes, you’ll have a plate of steaming hot quinoa ready to serve with whatever you want.

7 – It’s Low in Fat

Here is another reason dieters just love quinoa: It is low in fat, and eating low fat foods saves us all calories. It’s pretty clear why all of the smart dieters choose quinoa.

Quinoa is new to American grocery stores but it is rapidly becoming popular among health-conscious dieters. Give it a try today!


One Comment

  1. kitty

    October 13, 2013 at 1:35 am

    good

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