all zen wrote:
Have you tried Quinoa? And are you eating any beans in your diet?
Quinoa is fantastic, I eat it most days. I use an organic type and tend to like it as a nutritious alternative to rice or pasta. Many people refer to it as a 'supergrain' because of its' nutritional properties. It contains more protein than any other grain (16-18% compared to around 7-8% for rice and around 14-15% for wheat). It's packed with lysine and other useful aminos and it is highly digestible due to it being gluten free; the fact that it contains lysine, methionine and cysteine makes it complimentary to other grains and legumes as they are deficient in those nutrients. Quinoa also has more iron than other grains, good calcium content, potassium, magnesium, zinc, copper and many other minerals
This might also be a useful reference for you: