Anaemia is increasingly common in our society. A deficiency in vitamins and minerals can affect our health in many ways: chronic fatigue, anaemia, weak nails and hair, etc.
Did you know that cooked quinoa contains six times more magnesium than cow's milk?
Specifically, every 100 grams of cooked quinoa, which would be one portion, contains 64 mg of magnesium.
Magnesium is a mineral that intervenes in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body, being essential for the nervous and muscle system to function correctly, and having a key role in the beating of our heart. It is essential for athletes, as well as being fundamental to ensure healthy and strong bones.
Quinoa also has a high zinc content, a mineral that is essential for the growth and development of the human body, for the correct functioning of the immune system and thyroids and for the correct healing of tissues.
It is also rich in vitamins, specifically group B vitamins, which are important for the optimal development of the nervous system and vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant.
Furthermore, it provides a surprising amount of vitamin B9, also known as folic acid. This vitamin is vitally important on a cellular level, determining the correct growth of tissues and thus optimal development in stages of growth, pregnancy or breastfeeding, making it a particularly important vitamin for fertility.
Once again, it is clear to see that quinoa is a superfood that helps maintain good health.