The constant war between quinoa vs brown rice continues, as both foods have a good amount of nutrients. Now we let you know according to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE and the National Institutes of Health the amount of nutrients contained in these foods for every 100 grams and its benefits.
Quinoa: 4.4 g
Brown rice: 2.74 g
Benefits: Lysine improves immune function by helping in the formation of antibodies, promotes gastric function, helps in cell repair, participates in fatty acid metabolism, contributes to the transport and absorption of calcium.
Isoleucine, leucine and valine participate together in the production of muscle energy, improve neuromuscular disorders, prevent liver damage and keep blood sugar levels in balance.
Methionine helps treat liver disease, depression, osteoarthritis, brain disorders, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue.
Quinoa: 17 g
Brown rice: 3 g
Benefits: Helps prevent decalcification and osteoporosis, is responsible for many structural functions of the hard and soft tissues of the body, as well as regulation of neuromuscular transmission of chemical and electrical stimuli, cell secretion and blood clotting.
Quinoa: 1.49 mg
Brown rice: 0.56 mg
Benefits: It is necessary for the growth and development of the body, makes hormones and connective tissue, and helps prevent iron deficiency anemia and the problems it causes.
Quinoa: 0.528 g
Brown rice: 0.369 g
Benefits: It helps to reduce LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol) of the body and raise HDL cholesterol (or good cholesterol) thanks to its content in omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. Unsaturated fatty acids help maintain the fluidity of lipids in the membranes.