10. Quinoa is high in lysine, which helps with tissue repair and growth. It also helps ward off cold sores.
11. Quinoa is rich in fiber, which may help protect against gallstones, according to the American Journal of Gastroenterology.
12. It may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes thanks to its magnesium stores. Magnesium helps activate over 500 enzymes in your body, including those involved in insulin secretion and the body’s use of sugar.
How to Cook Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1-1/2 cups water or stock
Add the quinoa and water or stock to a small pot. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat and cook for 15-20 minutes or until water is absorbed.
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