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Benefits of Quinoa

Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa, pronounced ‘keen-wa’ is a great wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. It has twice the protein content of rice or barley and is a very good source of calcium, magnesium and manganese. It also possesses good levels of several B vitamins, vitamin E and dietary fiber.

Quinoa was known to the Incas as “the mother of all grains” and was first cultivated over 5,000 years ago. The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has officially declared that the year 2013 be recognized as “The International Year of the Quinoa. Continue Reading

High Fiber Foods

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Fiber is an important part of a healthy balanced diet. It can help prevent heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and some cancers, and can also improve digestive health. The average intake of fiber is at least 30g a day. For children it is recommended the average amount of dietary fiber per day should be:

  • Women: 25 grams
  • Men: 35-40 grams
  • 2-5-year-olds: about 15g
  • 5-11-year-olds: about 20g
  • 11-16-year-olds: about 25g
  • 16-18-year-olds: about 30g

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