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Quinoa with Salsa

2012-12-08 18.39.12

1 Cup Quinoa
1/2 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
1/4 Red Onion
1 Jalapeno
3 Basil leaves
2 Cups Water

Add Water and Quinoa to small pot and bring to a boil.
Cook for 10 Minutes
Add Tomatoes, Onion, Jalapeno and Basil to food processor
Blend
Place Quinoa in bowl add mixture and mix

Health Benefits

Quinoa
Antiseptic (helps with healing the skin)
Contains Antioxidants and Flavonoids
Anti-inflammatory
Contains Protein and Carbohydrates
Contains 9 Amino Acids
Contains Riboflavin
Contains good fats
Good for brain function
Increases Stamina
May lower Risk of type 2 diabetes
May Lower Risk of Cardiovascular disease

Red Onions
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Fungal
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-Inflammatory
Fights Cancer
Fights Free Radicals
Fights Colds
Reduces High Blood Pressure
Low Glycemic – Suppresses Blood Sugar Spikes

Jalapeno
Fights Cancer
Lowers Blood Pressure
Anti-Inflammatory
Good for the heart
Reduces Cholesterol and Triglycerides
Increases Metabolism.  Helps body burn fat.

Tomatoes
Contains antioxidants
Fights Cancer (prostate, cervical, stomach, rectum, breast and mouth)
Lowers Cholesterol
Helps keep digestive system healthy
Detoxify body
Alleviates Type 2 Diabetes
Good for Healthy skin, hair, nails, teeth and bones
Fights urinary tract infections and bladder cancer
Prevents Gallstones

Basil
Great Source of Iron
Contains Antioxidants
Anti-Bacterial
Anti-Inflammatory
Protects Against Free Radicals
Great for the Eyes
Supports Blood Pressure
Anti-Aging Properties
Good for Bones

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