People take quinoa by mouth for high levels of blood fats called triglycerides and cholesterol, pain, urinary tract infections, and weight loss.
In foods, quinoa is used to make flour, soups, and beer. Quinoa is also used in foods to replace grains like wheat for people who need to avoid gluten, like those with celiac disease.
How does it work ?
Uses & Effectiveness
Insufficient Evidence for
- Obesity. Early research suggests that eating quinoa does not help to lower blood sugar, blood fats, or blood pressure in overweight men.
- Health problems after menopause. Early research suggests that eating quinoa does not help to lower blood sugar or blood fats in postmenopausal women.
- Celiac disease.
- High levels of a blood fat called triglyceride.
- Insect repellent.
- Urinary tract infection.
- Weight loss.
- Other conditions.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Allergy to other foods used as grains: Quinoa may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to foods used as grains, such as buckwheat, wheat, and rice. If you have allergies to grains, be sure to check with your healthcare provider before using quinoa.
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