Quinoa And Type 2 Diabetes: Is It A Yes Or No Food?
We've recently had a number of similar questions, for example: “Is quinoa a no no for type 2 diabetes or is it okay? I know that technically it is a seed not a grain, so I was wondering where you stand with that.” It's true, quinoa is technically a seed but there is a lot more to this little seed than meets the eye. If you want to lower (or maintain) your blood sugar and A1C levels, we generally don't recommend you eat quinoa and here's why… What is Quinoa? Often claimed as a “superfood,” you see this stuff everywhere in magazines and health food stores. But what is it? Quinoa is often referred to as an “ancient grain” but the part of quinoa that we eat is actually the seed of the goosefoot plant. This plant is native to regions in South America. When cooked, the seeds become soft and are often used as a more nutritious alternative to white rice or wheat pasta. Quinoa is more nutritionally dense than a lot of grains, plus it is a gluten-free product, which has quickly made quinoa become such an “ideal food” for healthy eating. However, while quinoa is a fairly nutritious choice for a healthy person, for diabetics there is more to the story… Quinoa Nutrition Fact Continue reading >>