Quinoa wonderful grain which has glycemic index of around 53 is another grain that should be in your diet plan. It does not increase blood sugar level. It is considered as complete protein itself as it contains most of the amino acids in it. In addition, quinoa contains other nutrients in good amount. Glycemic index of quinoa is very low. It means it is one of the desired food for diabetic condition.
Quinoa provides slightly more fiber per serving. A cup of cooked quinoa boasts a fiber content of 5.2 grams, which fulfills 14 percent of the recommended daily fiber intake for women and 20 percent for men, according to the Institute of Medicine. Oatmeal still offers a generous amount of fiber, at 4 grams per cup. Adding fiber in the diet not only promotes digestive health and fights constipation and helps control digestive disorders like diverticulosis and also fights hunger, combats obesity and prevents Type 2 diabetes.
How to use quinoa?
Instead of white rice try cooked quinoa. Or add quinoa in upma, salad etc. Quinoa can be cooked and made into salad by adding cucumber, tomato, onion, carrots, and other salad vegetables. One can replace quinoa with rice and have for lunch or dinner too.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 4, 2019