Even though the taste of quinoa is much similar to a rice-like grain, it is actually related to the family of leafy green veggies, such as spinach. Unlike most other grains, quinoa is an incredibly rich source of protein, all you need is half a cup to brim up your body with a whopping 14 grams of protein. Moreover, it also boosts a dense concentration of all of the nine essential amino acids, of which lysine allows our body to absorb a greater amount of calcium, which aids in promoting weight loss and producing carnitine.
Carnitine is an essential nutrient that aids the body in deriving energy from fatty acids, along with reducing cholesterol levels. Quinoa also happens to be one of the richest grain-like sources of fiber, half a cup can provide your body an impressive 2.6 grams of fiber, which aids in normalizing blood sugar levels, and keeping the body satiated for longer hours.
This scintillatingly aromatic spice is one of the best natural remedies to cut down blood sugar levels and reverse the symptoms of diabetes. A recent study attempted to examine the benefits of cinnamon experienced by patients with type 2 diabetes. The results revealed that patients who had consumed one or more grams of cinnamon every day, reduced their blood sugar levels by an impressive 30% as compared to subject who didn’t consume cinnamon.
Moreover, they also experienced a marked reduction of 25% in their levels of LDL or bad cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol. Researchers believe that cinnamon is an incredibly powerful source of chromium, an essential mineral that influences the effects of insulin.
It is also rich in protective polyphenols, which are potent antioxidants that fight off the attacks of all the free radicals within the blood to shield the body against cancer, and reducing the symptoms of systemic inflammation. This also reduces the risk factors contributing to the development of heart disease and diabetes.