COCO KNOWS QUINOA: The Not So Superfood

I’m interning over at Grass Fed Girl and recently guest blogged about how quinoa might not be so healthy afterall. 

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Many people consider quinoa to be their favorite high-protein, gluten-free grain.

The problem with that is…

1. It isn’t high protein.
2. Some varieties can cause a reaction in people with (gluten-sensitive) Celiac disease.
3. Quinoa isn’t even a grain—it’s a chenopod, which is related to beets and spinach.

In a world that’s gaga for quinoa—the United Nations declared 2013 the Year of the Quinoa–what else have we got wrong?

Click here to find out!

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I'm an enthusiastic nutrition student who blogs about nutrition, beauty, health & wellness. Lover of all things pink.
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4 Responses to COCO KNOWS QUINOA: The Not So Superfood

  1. This was so informative Coco Knows.quinoa has been marketed as such a great food , but now I realize that it should be a part of a well balanced diet, if that. I guess there is no perfect food after all, aside from a PB& J with a glass of organic milk.

  2. John williams says:

    Hi Christy,

    A nice article you just penned! I had no idea what ‘ Keen Wha’ was until I read your article though your mom says I’ve eaten it before. Anyway, interesting and informative :) Keep up the great work and hope you’re having a nice weekend. love ya, dad

    On Oct 31, 2013, at 10:17 AM, “WordPress.com” wrote:

    WordPress.com cocoknows posted: ” Im interning over at Grass Fed Girl and recently guest blogged about how quinoa might not be so healthy afterall. Many people consider quinoa to be their favorite high-protein, gluten-free grain.The problem with that is1. It isnt high protein.2. Some “

  3. laura roy says:

    I would never call Quinoa a superfood. It is a good quality grain that is healthier when mixed with veggies or other protein sources. thanks for pointing out its point of origin flaws.

  4. Peter Staniscia says:

    Great mixed in chopped Brussel Sprouts. Chopped with dash Himalayan salt and Black Pepper, some EVOO and “bake”….soooo good!

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