Wise Wednesday GOKI Readers, I hope all is well in your neck of the woods.
The sun is shining, the birds are singing (the real ones; although tonight the competition continues on American Idol with human songbirds :)  Is your favorite still in the competition? Or are you watching "The Voice"?), the grass is green and growing....Spring is in the air, or so the calender tells us.
But now onto the subject of my post.

May 4, 2011 Health Tip Of The Day

EAT QUINOA

Once known as "the gold of the Incas", this complete protein includes all nine essential amino acids, which makes it an excellent choice for vegetarians, vegans, and the rest of the population. Quinoa has extra high amounts of the amino acid lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair. It is also a very good source of manganese as well as, magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorous, and the B-vitamins, especially folate, another essential nutrient needed for the formation and development of new and normal body tissue (One your body must acquire from foods and supplements). The other B vitamin quinoa provides is riboflavin or B2, which is necessary for the proper production of cellular energy in your body. By improving the energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells, B2 may help reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. Combine this protein with quinoa's high amounts of potassium and magnesium content to help lower your blood pressure and strengthen your heart.

As Always, To Your Health!

P.S.  Here's an informative video about quinoa.
      
 


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