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Angiefernandez
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Registered on: ‎10-19-2012

IS QUINOA GOOD ??

Hello; I just tried quinoa yesterday for dinner and I liked it alot, but I'm not sure if it's good for people with diabetes? Is it a carbohydrate? How much can I eat of it? Should I be concerned about how it affects my sugar levels? Please if anyone have any answers I really appreciate it. Thanks
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Dragonstar
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Registered on: ‎11-01-2009

Re: IS QUINOA GOOD ??

It is a carbohydrate food, but as with most foods, in moderation it could be a good one to eat.  Here's some information I dug up on it.

 

http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/cereal-grains-and-pasta/10352/2

 

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quinoa

 

Now you have me more curious about it.  Me and my daughter were talking about trying some in the future. :smileyhappy:


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billsreef
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Registered on: ‎11-02-2009

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The real secret, what does your meter say about it?

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Angiefernandez
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Registered on: ‎10-19-2012

Re: IS QUINOA GOOD ??

Hello;
Y'all are absolutely right its good in moderation.
I will try it again tonight and check my sugar 2 hours after to see how good or bad it is. Yesterday was my first time trying it but I didn't check my sugar. I will definitely do it to tonight. Thanks :smileyhappy:)
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ehpehp
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Registered on: ‎11-26-2012

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I admit that I do nor know what I am talking about. It seems diabetes is a war and we can only win against lesser evils. There is nothing we can consume that is a perfect "choice". That said I do enjoy Quinoa salad made like a pasta salad. Quunoa appears to be amongst the best carbohydrates and has good protein.
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jlmccranie
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Registered on: ‎01-21-2013

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Quinoa is oh so good! It is low on the Glycemic index and for (most) people it will not spike thier BG like rice or couscous would so it makes and excellent sustitution for rice and cous cous for both hot and cold dishes. As always make sure to check how it works with your body, but over all and nutritionally, it is a better choice than rice.

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JuiceaholicADA
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Registered on: ‎01-23-2013

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I use it! 

The company makes Red, Black, White... and a mx of all three! I like the red and the black. The white makes me pee like a pregnant girl.... so I don't eat it... https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&site=&source=hp&q=red+black+and+white+quinoa&oq=Red+bLACK+AND+wH...

 

There is also a quinoa pasta https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&q=quinoa+pasta&oq=quinoa+pas&gs_l=serp.1.0.0l10.112307.115240.0....

 

I have found that when I want something... I find a way to morph some good ingredients into something I can live with...http://phatboyzklub.wordpress.com/conscious-cheating/

I like sharing what I have learned...

Peace, Love and Monkey Juice!

Wayne

 

 

"The ultimate test of man's conscience, may be his willingness to do something today, for future generations... whose words of thanks he will not hear."
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JuiceaholicADA
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ooopsa.. the link didn't click...

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&tbo=d&site=&source=hp&q=red+black+and+white+quinoa&oq=red+black+and+wh...

"The ultimate test of man's conscience, may be his willingness to do something today, for future generations... whose words of thanks he will not hear."
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lisamac62
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Registered on: ‎12-10-2012

Re: IS QUINOA GOOD ??

I have also tried it and love it!  I have made Quinoa pancakes before and they are so good. For me it does not make my bg spike. Like everything else moderation is the key too. I have made it all kinds of ways and mixed it in with different things and love it. Just test after you have had some and hopefully it does not make your bg spike.  Lisa

Thank you
Lisa

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tinajohnson1966
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Registered on: ‎09-23-2012

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So glad to see this... thinking of putting it in my garden this year
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