Losing Weight: Quinoa

Fact: In order to lose weight, you need to take in fewer calories than you burn.

Certain food properties can promote weight loss, either by boosting metabolism or reducing appetite. Interestingly, quinoa has several such properties.

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Black, Red and White Quinoa

Quinoa is high in protein which can increase metabolism and reduce your appetite SIGNIFICANTLY. The high amount of fiber may increase feelings of fullness, making you eat fewer calories overall.

The fact that quinoa has a low glycemic index is another important feature, as choosing such foods has been linked to reduced calorie intake. Although there is currently no study that looks at the effects of quinoa on body weight, it seems intuitive that it could be a useful part of a healthy weight loss diet.