Did you know that over half of the adult population suffers from being overweight or obese?
Being overweight is not merely a matter of aesthetics; it is a health problem that is usually associated with high levels of cholesterol in the blood and high blood pressure, a situation that can lead to vascular problems, such as heart attacks and ischaemia, one of the main causes of death in our society. But it is also associated with chronic health problems such as diabetes.
How did this health situation come about?
Basically, due to bad lifestyle habits, a sedentary lifestyle, late dinners and the consumption of saturated fats, found in cold meats, dairy products and baked goods, which are so difficult to eliminate from our body.
But, above all, due to an excessive consumption of fast-release refined sugars, present in baked goods, sugary drinks and processed products with added sugars under different names. All this excess sugar is turned into fat by our liver, which is then deposited in our body or circulates through the blood in the form of cholesterol or triglycerides.
A solution must be found, and quinoa is the ideal food.
Quinoa provides slow-release complex sugars and fibre, preventing glucose peaks in the blood and thus preventing them from becoming harmful fat.
It is also high in healthy fats such as omega 3, which helps to control cholesterol.
Its high-quality protein content enables a diet with fewer animal proteins and dairy products, thus reducing the consumption of saturated fats.
A diet that includes quinoa in the different meals helps the body to maintain a balanced intake of nutrients, preventing the liver from becoming saturated and letting it do its job: to clean our body.