Have you ever tasted quinoa? If not, let Katrina Love Senn make you feel like giving it a try with her article “Superfoods Spotlight: Quinoa!” Learn about what quinoa is, where it comes from, and how it can be best eaten! What I like the best about quinoa is that it’s gluten free which means I can eat as much as I want and I know my body will benefit from it without putting on weight like it would have if I had eaten pasta.
Would you like to become more flexible? Do you want to improve your yoga? Do you look longingly at other more ‘bendy’ yoga students?
I totally understand! It wasn’t that long ago that touching my toes seemed a totally impossible dream away… I used to wish my arms were longer! Today, not only is it easy for me to touch my toes, but as a yoga teacher I feel blessed to be able to teach others how to do this too!
Over 5000 years ago the Incas cultivated the grain-like seed quinoa as one of their staple crops. Sacred to the Incas, quinoa was referred to by them as, ‘the mother of all grains’.
Researcher Philip White, in an obscure 1955 article on “Edible Seed Products of the Andes Mountains says,
“While no single food can supply all the essential life sustaining nutrients, quinoa comes as close as any other in the plant or animal kingdom.”