Quinoa health effects Ayurveda
It is one of the oldest cultivated crops in the world and originated in the Andes Mountains in South America. There it grows at a height of over 4,000 meters. Its yellow seeds have been used for thousands of years as a staple. This “fake” cereal is gluten free.
Quinoa has a very high nutritional value. In addition to its high content in protein and minerals, it offers amino acids that are of vital importance. The body needs these for the production of hormones and enzymes. During the winter months they help the quinoa seeds raise the level of serotonin, which is known as the hormone of happiness. Serotonin influences body temperature, appetite and sleep.
Served with vegetables, as salad with crispy fresh ingredients and herbs or as an integrator in soups; quinoa can be used in many ways.
Once cooked, it has a soft consistency and is prepared and digested easily.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
Cooking time: 15 minutes