Quinoa is a grain very closely related to Kaniwa. Both have nutty tastes to them. It makes a great grain substitute for those with celiac disease. It has 24 grams of protein per cup. Quinoa is a complete protein and a whole grain, which is a rare combination. A complete protein means that its proteins contain all the amino acids the body needs to build and rebuild cells especially muscle cells. It also contains antioxidants that help fight off diseases like cancer. Since it’s a whole grain, it is good for those who have diabetes.
Quinoa has about 118 mg of Magnesium per serving which makes it a very good source of magnesium for the body. Magnesium helps boost your energy levels.