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There is a delicious, natural health warning about Ecuador food.  This is not what you would expect.  The high cost of health care and the need for natural health in our increasingly unnatural environment is a huge concern.   Thus it make sense to get the best health value from our nutrition.  One way many do this is to eat plenty of fish and food rich in Omega 3.

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Quinoa… a super food… or not?

One great food in Ecuador is quinoa.  Merri and I eat a lot of fish and quinoa.  In terms of fat content, quinoa is unlike most grains. For example, it takes 350 calories’ of whole wheat to provide 1 gram of fat.   Quinoa on the other hand takes only 63 calories worth of quinoa to provide 1 gram of fat.  Even better, approximately 25% of quinoa’s fatty acids come in the form of oleic acid, a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, and about 8% come in the form of alpha-linolenic acid or ALA—the omega-3 fatty acid most commonly found in plants and associated with decreased risk of inflammation-related disease.

Now there is a controversy about this!  Read all about the controversy and Ecuador food warning here.