Can you eat quinoa on the paleo diet?
Quinoa is a popular and healthy food. Many peoples who are new in paleo are confused about it that is quinoa paleo. Quinoa looks like a grain but it is not a grain actually it is a seed. So if it is a seed and seeds are include in paleo diet food list. Can quinoa is also considered in the paleo diet. In this post, you will get your answer that whether it is a paleo or not.
First of all, we have to know about both what paleo is and what is quinoa? Then only we came to know is quinoa paleo.
What is paleo?
Paleo foods are organic foods. It is also called Caveman diet and Stone Age diet and very popular in these days. Paleo foods considered almost everything you can find and hunt as cavemen do. But nowadays you have not to do the hunting for foods you can find paleo foods easily. Paleo foods contain Meats (Grass produced), Fish and seafood’s, Eggs, Vegetables, Nuts and seeds, Fruits. Foods that are not allowed in paleo foods are Alcohol, soda, coffee, dairy products, processed meats, grains and legumes they all are not considered in paleo foods.
Paleo diet is a lifetime program of eating the healthy diet to improve health. Peoples who eat paleo foods are eating high protein and high fiber foods and they avoid processed foods. There are also several health benefits of eating paleo foods. As paleo foods are high in protein and fiber and low in calories thus it helps in weight control with good health. Paleo foods also are high in antioxidants. It is also a way to eat real food thus it is good for health. Paleo food is also good for immune system. Processed foods and packed foods are not good for health and not considered in paleo food list.
For more information about paleo diet food list please see below post
So what you think is quinoa paleo lets see.
What is quinoa?
So what is quinoa? Quinoa pronounces as keen-WA. As I mentioned above it looks like a grain and similar to grain but not considered as a grain. It is a seed. Quinoa is grown as a plant. It is related to spinach and beetroot family. Quinoa is a very good source of protein and fibers and also it is a gluten free food. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals and also high in antioxidants. Quinoa basically is of three types White, red and black quinoa.
After all benefits of quinoa and also it is not a grain it is a seed so quinoa is paleo?
For more information about what is quinoa please see this post.
So Is quinoa paleo?
Quinoa is not a grain and it is a seed. So technically it is a paleo, Right? But the answer is no. Quinoa is not a paleo food. Many peoples think it is a paleo because many other seeds are included in paleo food list. So if quinoa is a seed then why it is not a paleo?
Quinoa is not a grain it is a seed and it is an alternate of grains. Quinoa is not a paleo because it contains some properties of grains. It contains saponins contents that is why it has biiter in taste. To remove saponins quinoa need to pe proccesed and paleo foods not include processed foods.
So it’s time for the conclusion. As you read above quinoa is a seed but as other seeds are in paleo food list quinoa not considered as paleo food. If you still want to add quinoa in paleo list then ask the question yourself that why you want to add quinoa in paleo food list. Paleo already has very healthy foods.
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