Oatmeal is also a good source of magnesium. Just ¼ cup of cooked oatmeal contains 69 mg of magnesium, which is equivalent to 17 percent of the daily requirement.
Oatmeal is also high in B vitamins, protein, iron, selenium, manganese and fiber. It also has folate, potassium and omega-3 fatty acids. Plus, it contains powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants.
Eating oatmeal regularly can help reduce inflammation, decrease your risk of heart disease, lower your cholesterol level, stabilize your blood sugar, lower high blood pressure, protect against several cancers and aid weight loss, to name a few.
Start your day with a bowl of energy-boosting oatmeal. You can top it with healthy fruits, nuts and seeds. If you don’t like oatmeal for breakfast, you can eat oatmeal cookies or bread instead.
Quinoa is a whole grain and complete protein that contains a good amount of all nine essential amino acids. It is also a good source of magnesium. Just ½ cup of cooked quinoa has 63 mg of magnesium, which is equivalent to 16 percent of required dietary intake.
Quinoa is also a good source of vitamins and minerals, such as riboflavin, manganese, calcium, potassium and iron as well as healthy substances like fiber. It is also high in a specific type of antioxidants called flavonoids.
Eating quinoa regularly can help maintain a healthy digestive system, improve your heart health, and reduce your cholesterol and blood pressure levels. It can help keep you feeling full after a meal and aid weight loss.
Quinoa is prepared and eaten in a way that’s similar to rice. It makes a great rice substitute.