Quinoa as a Gluten-Free Option

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People following a gluten-free diet struggle to find healthy alternatives to whole wheat products. So, what is gluten? Gluten is a type of protein found in certain grains, such as rye, wheat, and barley. For most people, digesting gluten is not an issue. However, for other people who are sensitive to gluten, eating foods that contain gluten can cause symptoms like bloating, gas, and fatigue. In addition, eating gluten products can lead to more serious conditions, such as unintentional weight loss, diarrhea, and nutritional deficiencies.

quinoa in a bowl with fruit on top

Quinoa is a naturally gluten-free cereal often enjoyed for its delicious flavor, impressive nutrient profile and versatility in cooking. Believe it or not, quinoa is easy to prepare just using a pot and boiling water. Also, you are able to combine other ingredients like meat or veggies to create a healthy casserole or salads.

Quinoa is a nutritious food that has a number of powerful health benefits, such as:

Being a source of protein

Being rich in antioxidants

Being high in fiber

Being a nutrient-based food

As you can see, quinoa is a naturally gluten-free food that may be tolerated by those experiencing gluten sensitivity. However, quinoa contains prolamins which may cause problems for some people living with celiac disease. Quinoa is a versatile, delicious, and easy to prepare gluten-free alternative. So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to add quinoa to your healthy diet!

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