Reduce your daily carb intake with quinoa


Quinoa, a grain that is non-GMO and gluten free, is a lowcarb option at approximately 220 calories per serving with only 40 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fat.

Belle Kendrick

Who doesn’t crave carbs all day every day? We all know bread isn’t the best food for you to consume, but one remarkable way to replace the regular loaf of bread in your diet is to add quinoa.

Quinoa is a grain, similar to rice, that is non-GMO and gluten free. With about 220 calories per serving, quinoa contains about 40 grams of carbs and only 4 grams of fat.

The health benefits of quinoa go far past the usual vitamins and nutrients we have made ourselves familiar with, and bring in bunches of different, new nutrients that are beneficial to our well-being.

Flavonoids, a form of plant antioxidant, is contained in quinoa, which has shown to be tremendously healthy. This antioxidant, and ones similar that are found in quinoa, have had powerful anti-viral effects in studies completed.

One of the most amazing aspects of the health benefits of quinoa is that it’s more high in fiber than most grains you would usually intake. Adding more fiber to your diet in healthy ways such as quinoa will also help you lower your cholesterol and blood sugar levels and possibly help with losing weight.

Peyton Roach, a Human Health Sciences major, spoke about why she has added quinoa into her diet as much as she possibly can.

“I began to replace carbs such as bread and rice with quinoa in my usual meals,” Roach said. “Now whenever I have a craving for carbs, I add quinoa to my meal and I love it every single time.”

Quinoa is an easy way to add fiber-filled carbs into your everyday meals. Whatever your plate looks like, whether you’re eating a salad or a chicken breast, quinoa is a delicious touch to any meal you’re consuming.

Containing high fiber and superfood antioxidants, quinoa can be the addition to your diet that you desire. By adding quinoa to your everyday intake, you will expand your total consumption of important nutrients needed for your health.