Quinoa is not only a nutritious grain that can be used to make delicious, healthy meals, but the superfood has amazing health, skin and hair benefits. Quinoa seeds are tiny, round-shaped brown or yellow seeds. It has a nutty taste and chewy texture. This superfood is packed with high nutrients, which includes: Vitamin A, Vitamin B, calcium, zinc, protein, Manganese, fiber, iron, phosphorus, and essential amino acids. Find out how quinoa’s qualities can help improve your skin, hair and health.
Improves Skin Tone
Because Quinoa is rich in Vitamin B, it helps brighten and enhance your skin. It also adds texture to your skin and rejuvenates it making your skin richer and more vibrant. Its high levels of riboflavin gives elasticity to your skin for softness and resiliency. It can also help build connective tissue to prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
The Key to Anti-Aging
Quinoa is packed with manganese and vitamin B, making it a perfect anti-aging product. Make this quinoa anti-aging face pack for immediate smoother skin.
Cook ¼ cup of quinoa in soy milk and let it cool. Blend this boiled quinoa with 3 teaspoon of yogurt, 2 egg yolk and 2 drops of mimosa essential oil. Apply on your face and neck and leave it for 20 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Quinoa properties along with the soy milk nourishes and repairs sun damaged skin to give elasticity to the skin.
Promotes Hair Growth
Quinoa contains the highest number of proteins among grain seeds, which helps protect and nourish your hair follicles. Certain proteins extracted from quinoa acts as a natural coating to protect and nourish the hair follicles from within. Quinoa contains an amino acid, tyrosine, which is the responsible source for pigmentation and the color of hair and skin. It encourages the re-pigmentation of hair and can even help maintain the original color of the hair.
As if quinoa’s skin and hair benefits weren’t enough, quinoa can reduce the risk of heart strokes. It possesses a low glycemic index making it a safe diet grain for diabetic patients. It contains the same amount of nutrients and proteins like most vegetables you eat daily and can eventually help you cut down carbohydrates that affects most diabetics. Quinoa hides the cholesterol and fats in the body, while reducing the build out of plaque in arterial walls of the heart, which reduces the risk of many heart problems.
Quinoa’s health benefits along with its delicious effect on meals makes it a must have for your pantry. Contact us today for a skincare consultation.