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Quinoa is a grain crop. It contains high amounts of protein and no gluten compared to other grain crops.
People take quinoa by mouth for celiac disease, high levels of blood fats called triglycerides, as an insect repellent, for pain, urinary tract infections, and weight loss.
In foods, quinoa is used to make flour, soups, and beer.
How does it work?
Eating quinoa might make people feel fuller than wheat or rice. Eating quinoa might also decrease post-meal levels of blood fats called triglycerides compared to eating bread.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Celiac disease.
- High levels of a blood fat called triglyceride.
- Insect repellent.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Weight loss.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
The appropriate dose of quinoa depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for quinoa. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.
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