Sometimes called the mother of all grains, quinoa is the vegan protein alternative. Quinoa is packed with protein, magnesium, B vitamins, zinc, iron, phosphorus, and Omega-3. Quinoa is a serotonin booster preventing depression. Quinoa also helps fight fatigue and anemia because of the nutrients it contains. The high magnesium content of quinoa controls blood pressure, migraine headaches, mood disorders, and PMS.
Quinoa is gluten-free, making it a versatile food. Quinoa is a seed, not a grain, so it avoids the inflammatory effects wheat can have. Which is good news if your digestive system has issues that give you pain and anxiety.