An ancient grain, quinoa is a whole food that is naturally loaded with fiber, vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that reduce our cancer risk! The fiber found in this whole grain helps immensely to keep blood sugar stable.[i] It is also great for the digestive tract because of compounds it contains that promote gastrointestinal health. One study shows how quinoa initiates a release of peptides in the gut that may have the potential to prevent or slow the development of cancer. Quinoa is responsible for the antioxidant activity and peptides that show the greatest anticancer effects. Seventeen potentially bioactive peptides are derived from the protein in quinoa, which scientists believe might be utilized as new nutraceuticals with the aim of reducing diseases, like cancer, which are associated with oxidative stress.[ii]
Quinoa Is Especially Good For . . .
Doctrine of Signatures: Quinoa look like little eggs or sperm and therefore suggested this wholegrain is good for ovarian and testicular health.
Cancer-Free with Food Recipes with Quinoa
Other Ways to Incorporate Quinoa in Your Cancer-Healing Kitchen
Nutrition tip: Quinoa has more protein than any other grain, including rice, whole wheat, and oats.
Resources from the Cancer-Free with Food Book:
[i] “Five Foods That May Help Lower Your Cancer Risk,” MD Anderson Cancer Center.
[ii] R. Vilcacundo, B. Miralles, W. Carrillo, et al. “In Vitro Chemopreventive Properties of Peptides Released from Quinoa (Chenopodium Quinoa Willd.) Protein under Simulated Gastrointestinal Digestion,” Food Research International, vol. 105 (March 2018), pp. 403–11, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29433229.
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