Sunday, December 9, 2012

Lime Juice Benefits and Health Benefits of Quinoa.

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As I was squeezing lime juice into my glass of water, and started to cook Quinoa, I decided to write about the benefits of those two and remind ourselves to eat better and healthier.

Limes have many health benefits.
Limes came from India. Limes are grown in abundance in Florida and California. 

Limes can protect against colds
They have a lot of vitamin C. Some people and Mayo clinic believe vitamin C may reduce duration of colds and prevent its spread.
 Few studies suggest antibiotic properties.

Prevents Cancer. 
Some studies show that flavonoids can prevent cancer and limes have it.

Lime Juice prevents formation of Kidney Stones. 
Long term studies indicate that drinking 120ml of lemon or lime juice can prevent kidney stones.

Maintain Digestive Health
Sour tasting juice can stimulate digestion. 

Help Detox Liver. 
According to Chinese Medicine sour taste has to to with the liver.  Also color Green is the color associated with the Liver and the Gall Bladder.
Health Benefits of Quinoa.
Quinoa is actually a seed pronounced "keen-wa".

In Chinese Medicine Quinoa is can tonify Qi (vital energy).

Can also tonify Yin and Yang 
It is a high quality protein and has 9 amino acids. Has more protein than rice and millet or wheat.

Good source of riboflavin, which in studies was shown to help reduce migraines.

Improves energetic metabolism in the brain and muscles  cells.

Saponins in quinoa promote skin healing.
Used for that in South America.

Gluten Free, because it is not related to wheat or grain.

Anti-inflammatory.  Many animal tests suggest that it is an anti-inflammatory food. There are many other health benefits to this superfood. So why not cook some today.

Be Well
Mark Moshchinsky, L.Ac(NCCAOM)
Licensed Acupuncturist in NYC