Youthful Skin with a Gluten Free ‘Beauty’ Grain: Quinoa
Over the past few years those of us that are gluten intolerant have grown to love quinoa, pronounced ‘keen-wah’.
A big benefit for all and vegetarians in particular is its high content of protein. Quinoa contains lysine, a key building block in the synthesis of elastin and collagen, an essential component of the body’s skin and muscular-skeletal system which helps skin elasticity and tonicity. Proteins are necessary for tissue repair and for the construction of new skin tissue. Every skin cell needs protein to maintain its life. Protein is also the primary substance used to “replace” tissue that are old and withered. Getting enough protein in your diet is like a non-surgical facelift, a natural face treatment which rejuvenates the skin from within and reduces wrinkles. Quinoa contains high levels of riboflavin which provides elasticity to the skin to give it the required softness and resiliency. It also builds up connective tissue to tone the skin and prevents wrinkles and fine lines. Consumption of quinoa seeds provides the body with collagen which rejuvenates the skin from within and reduces wrinkles and other signs of aging. It makes the skin plump and healthy.
The Stats: One cup of cooked quinoa has 155 calories, 30 carbs and 6 grams of protein. By contrast brown rice has 248 calories, 48 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein. Further good news, the glycemic index (GI) of quinoa is 18. By comparison, the GI of brown rice is 50 while a baked potato is 92. Since most experts recommend including foods with a GI under 50, quinoa is a nutritional superstar.
Research has connected high carb diets including rice and bread to skin aging and wrinkles. Quinoa which is low in carbs is a much healthier choice. In addition to its direct skin benefits, some of the other well know quinoa health benefits include — Quinoa contains magnesium which helps in controlling blood sugar, Quinoa contains vitamins and minerals which produce melanin, which helps in decreasing dark spots and pigmentation; Quinoa contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Fiber is most widely known to relieve constipation and cleansing the gut; Quinoa is gluten free so it is perfect choice for people who cannot eat wheat or other grains; Quinoa also helps to decrease sebum production and is a natural face treatment for acne, Quinoa contains Iron which supplies oxygen to our muscles to aid in their contraction. Iron also increases brain function Quinoa is fittingly called a Superfood!
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