Health & Quinoa

The occurrence of type 2 diabetes and obesity have steadily increased throughout the Asian population, with a study from as far back as 2006 signalling the growth as a concern. The same study indicates that there has been a substantial increase in childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes reaching epidemic levels.

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Studies have shown that people in Asia who have type 2 diabetes suffer longer with complications from diabetes and die at a younger age than people in other regions. The fact that both conditions are of a lifestyle cause has some organizations recommending that it be afforded its own non-communicable disease prevention programmes.

How Can Quinoa Help?

The superfood quinoa has been shown to help people with type 2 diabetes in a variety of ways.

As it is a whole grain with a low glycemic index, it helps regulate blood sugar levels, while still being packed with proteins, vitamins, minerals and essential phytochemicals the body needs.

Most grains don’t have all the amino acids needed to make a protein, but quinoa has enough to be considered a complete protein. The dietary fiber found in quinoa is also higher than many other grains. This means that quinoa can be particularly beneficial for people with diabetes, because both nutrients are considered important for keeping blood sugar under control.

Low in calories and a great rice substitute, choose Quib quinoa today and start your journey to a better diet and better health in general.

To order our Quib quinoa online, please visit us at our online store here.

Quinoa, uncooked, per 100 g

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy1,539 kJ (368 kcal)
Carbohydrates64 g
- Dietary fibre7 g
Fat6 g
- Saturated0.7 g
- Monounsaturated0.1.6 g
- Polyunsaturated3.3 g
Protein14 g
Vitamins
- Vitamin A equiv.1 μg(0%)
- Thiamine (B1)0.36 mg(31%)
- Riboflavin (B2)0.32 mg(27%)
- Niacin (B3)1.52 mg(10%)
- Pantothenic acid (B5)0.77 mg(15%)
- Vitamin B60.49 mg(38%)
- Folate (B9)184 μg(46%)
- Vitamin B120 μg(0%)
- Choline70.2 mg(14%)
- Vitamin C0 mg(0%)
- Vitamin E2.44 mg(16%)
- Vitamin K0 μg(0%)
Trace metals
- Calcium47 mg(5%)
- Iron4.6 mg(35%)
- Magnesium197 mg(55%)
- Phosphorus457 mg(65%)
- Potassium563 mg(12%)
- Zinc3.1 mg(33%)
Other constituents
- Water13 g
Units
μg = micrograms mg = milligramsIU = International units
Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database