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Is quinoa good for you?

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Quinoa has been shown to have a number of health benefits. It is a highly nutritious seed of the goosefoot species of South America and has a significantly higher protein content than other comparable grain products. Quinoa also has a high fiber content, about twice that of other grains.

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Quinoa is widely touted as a good food for assisting in weight loss. It is a low-calorie, low-glycemic index food. Since it is unrelated to wheat and other grain products, quinoa is gluten free. Studies have shown that the human body is not able to handle the excess of gluten products in contemporary diets.

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