Lower Blood Pressure with Quinoa - The Super Grain
The Incas called it the "Mother of all Grains" and gave it to warriors to increase stamina. Quinoa's low sodium helps normalize high blood pressure. Its high fiber helps promote lower cholesterol. Here are some fantastic recipes to help you find your inner Inca warrior!
Heart Healthy Qui-What? Quinoa!
Hopefully you've had a chance to read our other post on healthy heart recipes such as the one on Bananas or Sweet Potatoes! If you're someone who enjoys eating when you're stressed, like I do, we've also posted 5 foods that can help reduce stress. All the recipes and snacks we feature are to benefit your heart by lowering blood pressure and kicking hypertension in the butt, all while keeping the flavor! This time, we are focusing on Quinoa.
This "Super Grain" can lower BP & cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar
"Mother of all Grains" as the Incas called it, was given to their warrior because it was thought to increase stamina. Quinoa is one of the most protein rich foods with almost twice as much fiber as many other grains! It's loaded with heart-smart potassium and magnesium and is naturally gluten free. Not only does quinoa help normalize blood pressure and triglyceride levels, it's a great food for diabetes and weight loss as well! Now, let us share with you a few great recipes that we found.Amazing Spaghetti and Quinoa Meatballs Tasty Quinoa Patties Delicious Quinoa Mac and CheeseEasy Quinoa Indian CurryDelightful Quinoa Almond Joy BarsSources: