Quinoa is a goosefoot that is native to the Andes. It is however, very popular and can be found in various parts of the world. It is mainly cultivated for its edible seeds that can be processed into flour. Findings show that more than any other grain, quinoa packs more fibre. Before talking about what fibre can do to the body, you should be familiar with a condition that is known as constipation. Constipation is characterized by difficulty in the disposal of solid waste products from the body. This happens when the body fails to produce water into your stools, or the water is not enough to soften the stools; their disposal therefore becomes very painful and difficult. Now, one of the many benefits of fibre is to eliminate this pain and discomfort by stimulating the production of water into your stools. Aside fibre, quinoa can also boost your level of antioxidants. This article will talk more about this benefit.
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For starters, antioxidants are compounds that play numerous roles in the body. To better explain the benefits of antioxidants to the body, you should know that there is a condition that is known as Alzheimer's disease. Usually, older adults tend to lose brain functions for some reasons; they experience cognitive decline as they grow older. It is natural; but what is unnatural is when there is loss in brain function and it can not be attributed to age. When a younger adult begins to experience cognitive decline, it may be as a result of the manifestation of Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease promotes the loss of brain functions and should be avoided both by younger adults and older adults.
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To do this, you will need antioxidants. That is one of the many things that antioxidants can do to improve your health. Antioxidants eliminate free radicals that directly affect the brain and promote the manifestation of Alzheimer's disease. The said antioxidants are present in quinoa in high amounts. Quinoa contains quercetin and kaempferol, both of which can play numerous roles in the body. (According To Healthline, On The 26th Of February, 2023, "Quinoa contains several plant compounds that may benefit health in a number of ways. Two flavonoid plant compounds that have been particularly well studied are quercetin and kaempferol. These are the main flavonoids found in quinoa.")
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For this reason, you should consider eating quinoa more often.
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