This is What You Never Knew About Quinoa, Magnesium, and Belly FAT

This is What You Never Knew About Quinoa, Magnesium, and Belly FAT

Every year or so there’s a new superfood that hits the market, sending the masses to the grocery store. Often, it’s fancy marketing and little else.

However, in the case of Quinoa, there is substance to this “new” substance.

In this guest post from Rudy Dewatine, a fitness and weight-loss blogger from France (great place to visit BTW) he’s going to breakdown a few things you never knew about this superfood.

Take it away Rudy!

This is where I stop writing, and Rudy takes over :)


Quinoa is a food that is quickly rising in popularity among health-food enthusiasts.

It is widely regarded as a protein-rich grain that can be used as an alternative to rice and flour. Quinoa is able to deliver such a nutrition-packed punch because it is actually a vegetable seed, and is actually not a grain at all.

Like many other vegetables and plant-based foods, quinoa is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.

As they say, “Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym,” so if you are looking for that slim waistline, quinoa should be incorporated into your healthy lifestyle diet.  

 

What Makes Quinoa Great?

One of the vitamins that quinoa is praised for having high contents of is magnesium.

Magnesium is essential to a healthy body because it greatly aids in maintaining normal functionality of your muscles and nerves.

It is also greatly beneficial when it comes to metabolizing foods.

When you are looking to gain health and lose body fat, you want to make sure your body is using as much of the fuel you feed it as possible.

You do not want to ingest food that will be wasted or stored unnecessarily.

Magnesium helps to ensure that food is broken down into elements that your body needs, and then used for its proper purpose.

If you are looking for a food that has protein and magnesium, quinoa is a great choice to implement into your diet. So what does this mean for your every-day life?

Is quinoa really important when it comes to achieving goals like lowering your body fat?

If you want to cut down on body fat and build lean muscle, then the answer is yes.

Quinoa is a great natural source of protein, which you will need to repair your body from the stress you put on it during exercise (this even includes “light” exercises like walking; the body is constantly repairing itself to grow stronger and adapt to daily requirements).

The magnesium in quinoa can then go on to assist the protein in rebuilding your muscles. Quinoa’s protein content is nearly double than that of traditional grains like rice or wheat. The protein in quinoa is also considered “complete,” meaning that it contains all nine essential amino acids that your body requires.

Quinoa is a great source of magnesium. Magnesium has the added benefit of metabolizing foods.

When you are looking to gain health and lose body fat, you want to make sure your body is using as much of the fuel you feed it as possible.

You do not want to ingest food that will be wasted or stored unnecessarily.

Magnesium helps to ensure that food is broken down into elements that your body needs, and then used for its proper purpose. If you are looking for a food that has protein and magnesium, quinoa is a great choice to implement into your diet.

 

How To Cook Quinoa

Cooking quinoa is relatively simple and cooks very similar to rice.

Before starting, make sure to rinse the quinoa thoroughly in a drainer.

Then, put your quinoa in a pot and add twice as much water to it.

Boil the quinoa/water mixture until it comes to a boil, then lower your heat to a rolling simmer and cover the quinoa.

Allow the quinoa to a simmer, covered, for fifteen to twenty minutes, until it is soft and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from heat and enjoy!

Adding quinoa to your diet regularly will help your body perform it’s very best.

 

About The Author

This informational article was written by Rudy Dewatine, who is a fitness and weight-loss blogger from France.

Find more of his work at bodyfatgenius.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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