The quinoa real comes from the family of spinach and beets, although a similar to a cereal grain, it is by what many consider it a cereal. It comes from Bolivia where it is grown between 3,000 and 4,000 meters of altitude. Where it been used for many centuries as a usual food in your diet, it means so much that she was considered a sacred, and in quechua quinoa grain “grain mother”.
In our society it is not yet a well known or used despite offering us food numerous benefits and a contribution that is ideal for all kinds of nutrients in diets sports in which we want to increase our muscle mass and our performance.
This unique food contains many properties for our health as your high protein content high biological power, since it gives us all the amino acids that our body needs, and which must be obtained through the diet, as our body does not produce them and we need them. This is why the quinoa is a good food in times of muscle growth.
It should be also noted its high content in iron very useful for the manufacture of important blood plasma to feel strong and prevent disease as well as exhaustion. It is also an important source of calcium It is essential to have strong bones. Must not forget that it also contains important doses of magnesium, phosphorus and potassium fundamental to the proper functioning of the body.
Quinoa is also an important source of Vitamin C, E, B1, B2, B3 and folic acid. It also contains carbohydrates in abundance, making it an important source of energy. All this should add your low energy intake, so it is a recommended food in diets in which required low calorie and fat, as in the case of sports diets.
We can be found in specialised shops and it can consume mixed with milk, cereal beverage, yogurt… And is presented in the form of flakes, flour, or even mixed with other cereals in the form of muesli.