Quinoa contains five grams of dietary fiber per one cup cooked. "Consuming a high-fiber diet is often the missing piece when a person is trying to lose weight
"For the bulk of quinoa, it packs not a lot of calories," says registered dietitian Jonathan Valdez, RDN, owner of Genki Nutrition and a spokesperson
Quinoa is also high in protein, and it contains eight grams per cup. It also contains all nine essential amino acids, making it a complete protein.
"When combined with lean meats and vegetables, quinoa heightens satiety," says Valdez. "Keep this consistent, and you will shed the unwanted weight."
Quinoa is chock full of vitamins and minerals, and contains an especially high dose of manganese.
Another plus about quinoa: it's quick and easy to cook, so anyone can add it into their healthy eating plan.