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Nutritionist: quinoa can be replaced with buckwheat

Supporters healthy lifestyle quinoa is becoming more and more popular. It is a valuable product for the human body. Candidate of Medical Sciences, dietitian Elena Solomatina revealed the beneficial properties of quinoa.

“Quinoa is not even a cereal, although it is very similar in appearance to buckwheat, and in taste it is like rice. In fact, quinoa is closer to beets. This product has become very fashionable now. It does not contain gluten, has a very high nutritional value and has a long maintains a feeling of satiety. It contains a lot of protein, potassium, calcium, fiber and a lot of phosphorus. Quinoa can be compared with fish in terms of the amount of phosphorus. In addition, it has a low glycemic index, “the specialist said in an interview with Radio 1.

However, the price quinoa stops many from buying this grain. The nutritionist suggested an alternative. Buckwheat and brown rice are very similar in composition to quinoa, so they can safely replace an exotic product that is not grown in Russia.

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