Quinoa Isn’t Just A Rice
Although quinoa is often treated as a type of rice, it is actually a seed with a good amount of protein. One cup contains eight grams of protein plus all eight essential amino acids. As such, it has more protein than most other grains.
Research reports that quinoa also benefits metabolism. During a 2004 study, researchers replaced gluten-free bread with quinoa-based bread in peoples’ diets. These participants had better blood sugar, triglyceride levels, and insulin. Quinoa is easy to incorporate into the diet, being served as a side dish or on top of salads.