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Rainbow Quinoa Veggie Salad - Therapeutic Thursday Recipe

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This rainbow quinoa salad is rated as Green Yellow Dot recipe which makes a healthy meal. It is a powerhouse of nutrition, designed to support heart health and overall well-being. Packed with a variety of colorful veggies, it delivers a remarkable array of vitamins, minerals, and health-promoting compounds. The salad is made without added fats and sugars, making it a heart-healthy option, and it's balanced in calories, carbs, protein, and dietary fiber, ensuring a fulfilling and nutritious healthy meal.

One serving of this salad provides about 400 calories, 5 mg of Iron, meeting 30% of the daily value on a 2000 kcal diet. Iron is critical for transporting oxygen throughout the body and supporting energy levels. It also offers 1299 mg of Potassium (30% of daily value) per serving, which is essential for nerve and muscle function and maintaining healthy heart rhythms. Additionally, the salad boasts 134 mg of Vitamin C, surpassing 100% of the daily value, which acts as strong immunity booster and supports skin health.

Calcium content is 153 mg per serving, contributing to 10% of the daily value, crucial for bone and teeth health, and supporting cardiovascular function. This recipe also provides Copper (.55 mg (61% daily value), Magnesium (173 mg, 41% daily value) , and Selenium * mcg, 14% of daily value) further enhances the nutritional profile, each playing vital roles in maintaining red blood cells, nerve health, immune function, and boosts immunity by protecting against oxidative stress.

The fiber content acts as a prebiotic, nourishing beneficial gut bacteria, improving digestion, and assisting in blood sugar and weight management. This salad not only offers detoxifying properties but also provides a sustained energy boost, making it an excellent choice for those seeking a nutritious, heart-healthy meal.

Therapeutic Health Benefits:

1. Heart Healthy (No added fat and sugars) 

2. Weight Management (Moderate in calories, great balance of healthy carbs, protein and dietary fiber)  

3. Diabetic friendly (Healthy carbs with dietary fiber and no added sugars will regulate healthy blood sugars) 

4. Cancer prevention and Immunity Boosting (Rich in antioxidants (Vitamin C, Copper, Magnesium and Selenium)

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Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe intake level for a single person. Please consult your healthcare provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the meal plan that is right for you!

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Disclaimer! Please note that this page is not medical advice. It offers only general guidance for a healthy and balanced diet. This food does not guarantee an adequate or safe intake level for any individual. Please consult your healthcare provider and explore our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for a meal plan tailored to your needs.