Psoriasis and Eczema Superfood: Quinoa

Psoriasis and eczema sufferers are often urged to limit their gluten intake or stick to a gluten free diet. However, many find it hard to resist their favorite rice or pasta. To satisfy those cravings, try incorporating gluten-free quinoa into your diet.

Quinoa is a psoriasis and eczema superfood. Rich in amino acids and calcium, a half cup of cooked quinoa also has 5 grams of protein.

Although quinoa is considered to be a grain, it is actually a nutrient-rich seed derived from a plant related to spinach. When cooked, quinoa has a fluffy, slightly crunchy texture and has a bit of nutty flavor.

Men’s Health Magazine suggests ways to incorporate quinoa into your breakfast or even dessert:

Power up your breakfast: Combine a cup of cooked quinoa with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup frozen blueberries, and microwave for 60 seconds. This makes a great alternative to oatmeal.

Redefine dessert: In a blender, puree two very ripe bananas with 2 cups whole milk. Combine the mix with 2 cups cooked quinoa, 1/2 cup raisins, a tablespoon of sugar, and a teaspoon of cinnamon, and simmer for 10 minutes. If you’re celebrating, add a glug of dark rum at the last second. Creamy and sweet, it’s a healthier version of rice pudding.

Check out the full article here.

Tons of quinoa recipes can be found all over the internet. One of our favorite recipe sources, the Whole Foods Market recipe website, has many easy quinoa recipes to try. Check them out here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/.

Do you have a favorite quinoa recipe? Send it to us, and we will post it on our blog.


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