Apart from being an excellent alternative to starchy foods, quinoa is our partner for beautiful skin. This plant is not only a favourite with vegetarians and vegans; it’s also known for its healing qualities, its anti-aging effect, and as a food that helps resist spots and acne.
Quinoa, a grain with real benefits for your skin
Consisting of 70% carbohydrates and 15% proteins, quinoa is ideal for people with gluten intolerance who want to make sure they get enough protein, and avoid deficiencies, thanks to its manganese and copper content.
Also, quinoa contains lysine, an essential amino acid that helps repair damaged tissues and reduces inflammation.
Thanks to its phosphorus content, quinoa is really beneficial for the production of collagen, an essential protein for avoiding premature aging of the skin.
Quinoa’s polyphenol and antioxidant content help fight the assault of UV, stress and pollution. As well as its anti-aging qualities, it helps reduce spots and acne.
Rich in iron and vitamins, this partner for our skin is also used in cosmetic products because of its ability to increase the elasticity of the skin. This makes it a simple and healthy alternative, for great skin.
Are you convinced, and ready to start cooking? Combine it with beetroot, with its high betalain content, to protect your skin against external stress factors. If you like, you can use them to make a salad, a risotto or a veggie burger.