2. It has a high protein content
Unlike other grains (even though, as we already mentioned, it’s not really a grain), quinoa contains all nine essential amino acids, meaning that it is considered a complete protein. In other words, it is likened to animal protein, which makes it an excellent way for vegetarians and vegans to ensure they are getting the vital protein that their bodies need.
A single cup of cooked quinoa has around 8 grams of protein, which is roughly the same protein content as a single egg. So, whether you don’t eat meat at all or you are trying to reduce your consumption of meat, or you are just looking for another food that can increase your protein intake and build muscle, quinoa is a food that you should you should definitely add to your diet. Plus, it has a nice, meaty texture, which makes it incredibly fulfilling and will keep you satiated for a long time.