Have any of you gus used quinoa? I have known about it or awhile, and was going to start incorporating it into my diet. I was wondering if any of you had any knowledge about the benefits for the bodybuilder. Here is a little info:
Nutritionally, quinoa might be considered a supergrain–although it is not really a grain, but the seed of a leafy plant that’s distantly related to spinach. Quinoa has excellent reserves of protein, and unlike other grains, is not missing the amino aicd lysine, so the protein is more complete (a trait it shares with other “non-true” grains such as buckwheat and amaranth). The World Health Organization has rated the quality of protein in quinoa at least equivalent to that in milk. Quinoa offers more iron than other grains and contains high levels of potassium and riboflavin, as well as other B vitamins: B6, niacin, and thiamin. It is also a good source of magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese, and has some folate (folic acid).
I am researching it, but if any one has any info it would be appreciated. As of right now, it looks like a good alternative to rice, and maybe even oatmeal. It scores 35 on the GI. Amaranth is another one, high protein (more complete like quinoa, but lower in carbs).