Not only is quinoa tasty and good in a variety of dishes from a  breakfast quinoa “oatmeal” to a great salad topper, but it is one of few plant-based complete proteins, containing all nine essential amino acids, making it a Foundation Health food favorite.

Quinoa contains almost twice the fiber of most other grains, which means (like chia seeds) it will you feel full sooner and for longer. And, because fiber is a key player in the fight against heart disease, quinoa can be a key player in your heart-health, helping to reduce high blood pressure, lower cholesterol, and lower glucose levels. Quinoa is also rich in magnesium, iron, manganese, and lysine, which have an enormous impact on our sugar control, brain function, cell protection, and energy levels, respectively. The bottom line: eat quinoa!


  • Calories: 222
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Fiber: 5 grams
  • Protein: 8 grams
  • Iron: 15%
  • Magnesium: 30%
  • Phosphorus: 28%

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