Quinoa includes all nine of the necessary amino acids that our systems need but cannot produce on their own, making it a complete protein.
Additionally, quinoa has the necessary amino acid lysine, which is generally present in sports supplements aimed at building muscle mass.
In addition, the high fibre content of quinoa is beneficial to digestive health. The quinoa fibre has been linked by certain researchers to increased longevity.
Damage to cells by free radicals, which may lead to diseases like cancer and cardiovascular disease, can be mitigated by taking antioxidants.
Quinoa also has the flavonoids quercetin and kaempferol, which have been studied for their potential to treat inflammation, viruses, cancer, and depression.
By expediting waste's passage through the colon, fibre reduces the amount of time cancer-causing chemicals have to damage colonic cells.
It's a superb resource for vitamins and minerals including vitamin B1 and the minerals iron, zinc, magnesium, and folate. (Everything delicious!)