Eating quinoa every day could help to stave off type 2 diabetes, research suggests.
Spanish experts tested the effects of the ‘superfood’ by recruiting nine people over the age of 65 who had pre-diabetes.
Pre-diabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not yet at the levels to be formally diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.
Volunteers were delivered meals three times a day that switched out potatoes, rice or legumes for quinoa grains.
Over the same time, they were given foods made with quinoa flour, including pasta, cakes, bread and crackers.
Blood sugar monitoring showed they endured lower spikes after eating while on the special diet.
An Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona study has claimed quinoa can help prevent Type 2 diabetes in people most at risk of…
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