When to Use Royal Quinoa?
Royal quinoa is becoming a quick substitute for rice and pasta that don’t contain as many nutrients. There is an endless amount of quinoa recipes that are being published day after day. Royal quinoa is very simple to cook and to incorporate into many recipes. Royal quinoa can be ready in less than 20 minutes for a quick on the-go meal. It is nutty in flavor and has a fluffy texture. Royal quinoa can be used as stuffing for meats and vegetables or it can be added to stews, soups, salads and curries. Royal quinoa can also be a meal itself, whether it be at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
How to Cook Royal Quinoa?
Cooking quinoa is very simple and quick! Simply rinse your quinoa to eliminate the bitter quinoa taste and then use a ratio of 1 cup of quinoa per 2 cups of liquid. You should bring the quinoa and liquid to a boil and then reduce heat to low until quinoa is tender.
Royal Quinoa is the Smarter Rice
- Royal quinoa replaces white rice which contains 40 more calories per cup than royal quinoa and lacks many of the essential nutrients and amino acids.
- Royal quinoa can be a replacement for white pasta by using a quinoa pasta that is made from royal quinoa flour.
- Royal quinoa replaces cereals that are full of sugars and over processed grains.
- Royal quinoa burgers can be used to replace meat in burgers for a delicious meat free meal.
Prevents Heart Disease
Unlike many other grains, Royal quinoa is very rich in fiber. Research shows that Royal quinoa contains 17-27 grams of fibers per every cup, that is twice as much fiber than most grains. Studies show that fiber can help prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol, reducing blood sugar levels, lowering blood pressure and diabetes.
Royal quinoa is also high in anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, which makes it beneficial in prevention and treatment of heart disease. Royal quinoa contains heart healthy Omega 3 and omega 9 fatty acids and, in comparison to common cereal grasses has a higher content of monounsaturated fat (good fat).
Aids in Digestion
The fiber found in Royal quinoa helps relieve constipations and can lower the risk of developing hemorrhoids. Royal quinoa can also help with weight loss. Due to its fluffy texture, you can feel fuller for longer. Royal quinoa is also considered a less energy dense food which in terms means that it has fewer calories with the same amount of food.
Royal quinoa is great for people that have a gluten intolerance. About a third of the people in America are currently trying to minimize or completely avoid gluten according to research. A gluten free diet can quickly become unhealthy if there is an excess consumption of foods that replace gluten with refined starches. Researchers and nutritionists recommend using Royal quinoa to replace staple foods like breads and pastas.
Aids in Tissues Growth & Repair
Royal quinoa contains an essential amino acid for skin growth and repair called lysine. L-Lysine is an amino acid that cannot be generated by the body and therefore is obtained from the food that we consume. Lysine can help clear up acne with its antibacterial properties and can also increase collagen formation to avoid retaining acne scars.
Helps Alleviate Migraines
One of the many causes of migraines is pressure in blood vessels that is caused by hypertension or stress. Royal quinoa is high in Magnesium which can help relax the blood vessels and in terms relieve the migraine. Magnesium is also useful in controlling nerve impulses and body temperature.
Improves Energy Metabolism
One of the reasons that Royal quinoa should be an essential staple of our diet is because of its many nutrients that it contains. Royal quinoa contains Iron which can improve enzyme activity and energy metabolism. By increasing enzyme metabolism our bodies can conduct specific biochemical reactions. This allows our bodies reach a comfortable level of homeostasis.
Royal quinoa also contains a high amount of riboflavin (B2) which improves energy metabolism within brain and muscle cells. This is important for the body because it promotes healthy development of brain activity and can prevent damage.
Treatment for menopause symptoms
Unlike many other plant foods, Royal quinoa contains Phytohormones. There is research that shows that some of these Phytohormones are known as Phytoestrogens. These Phytoestrogens are being used to treat symptoms of menopause because they can behave like estrogen in the body. The Iron and the Magnesium in Royal quinoa help regulate body temperature. These minerals would cope with the exasperating heat flashes that often accompany menopause.
Royal quinoa was a staple food for the Incas that dates back 3,000 years ago. It was first used for consumption in the Andean region of Bolivia, Peru and Colombia. The Incas called it the “mother grain” and would host ceremonies at the first planting of the season to show respect for all the greatness that the quinoa plant provided for them. During the European conquest, the Spanish colonist disparaged Royal quinoa as “food for Indians” and suppressed its cultivation. Royal quinoa flourished once again in the high mountains, over 4,000 meters over the sea level since it is one of few crops that survives high altitude, withstands frost, intense sun and the often-dry conditions that characterized the Andean climate.
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