Serve yourself with all the information, preparation methods and many recipes of quinoa
Gymming! It’s like music to some of our ears. A simple workout gives us immense satisfaction and hardcore one give us that much wanted burn. After that a heavy meal is just what the doctor ordered. Yet after doing everything right sometimes the results are slow especially if you’re a vegetarian.
But the answer doesn’t come from being vegetarian or non-vegetarian. The answer is a simple food called Quinoa. But before we get into how Quinoa can help you, let’s look at some basic principles of workouts. The human body stores carbohydrates in the body as glycogen –i.e. glycogen is broken down to obtain glucose as and when required. When a person exercises, it’s the glycogen stored that are first depleted, so be it flight or fight, it is glycogen that the body uses. Most of body building enthusiasts go head over heels for the protein content in post workout meals, but a precise and detailed calculation of carbs is proportionately needed to not let the energy levels of the person drop. 1 cup of cooked quinoa contains 39.4 grams of carbohydrates and 8 gm of protein, which is not available in other cereals, and is economical than protein shakes available.
Complex carbs burn slowly, hence they provide energy for a longer time. Quinoa contains 21g carbohydrates per 100g serving and no sugar.
“Never eat ingredients you can’t pronounce” is a famous saying, well quinoa is definitely an exception and here are list of some tasty Quinoa post workout munches.
Though it entirely depends on the workout regime you follow, the calories allowed and many other factors, a great composition of carbs, proteins and nutrients can be met with the following:
– Monica Magoo, Nutritionist & Diet Consultant