ACTIONETIX | Quinoa: Fuel Up Without Triggering Arm Pump

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If you’ve been searching for an alternative to rice and pasta so you can fuel your body, then Quinoa may just be the answer. This grain which is somewhat native to South america looks somewhat like couscous, and can be cooked like rice. With a high percentage of complex carbohydrates, and no vitamin K, Quinoa is the perfect food to supply your body with usable energy and not trigger arm pump. Exceeding 125 mcg of vitamin K each day can contribute to changes in blood viscosity, that may trigger arm pump in action sports athletes.

One of our Motocross Pros Liam O’Farrell swears by Quinoa, so we incorporated it into his daily diet as he prepares for the upcoming 2012 outdoor nationals. One look at the nutritional information below, and you’ll see why it may be the perfect performance carb for demanding action sports athletes. Give Quinoa a try sometime in place of your usual potato, rice or pasta, ans se exactly how it can hlp fuel your body for maximum performance.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:   (100 grams)
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
   Saturated Fat 1g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 21mg 0%
Total Carboydrates 69g 22%
   Dietary Fiber 6g ~
   Sugars 0g ~
Protein 13g 26%
 
Vitamin A 0%   Vitamin C 0%
Iron 51%   Calcium 6%
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

 

Vitamins

%DV
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Retinol 0 mcg  
   Retional Activity Equivalent 0 mcg  
   Alpha Carotene 0 mcg  
   Beta Carotene 0 mcg  
   Beta Cryptoxanthin 0 mcg  
   Lycopene 0 mcg  
   Lutein + Zeaxanthin 0 mcg  
Vitamin C 0 mg 0%
Vitamin E 0 mg 0%
Vitamin K 0 mcg 0%
Thiamin 0.198 mg 13%
Riboflavin 0.396 mg 23%
Niacin 2.93 mg 14%
Vitamin B6 0.223 mg 11%
Vitamin B12 0 mcg 0%
Folate 49 mcg 12%
   Food Folate 49 5.6 mcg ~
   Folic Acid 0 mcg ~
   Dietary Folate Equivalents 49 mcg ~
Pantothenic Acid 1.047 mcg 10%
 

Minerals

%DV
Calcium 60 mg 6%
Iron 9.25 mg 51%
Magnesium 210 mg 52%
Phosphorus 410 mg 41%
Potassium 740 mg 30%
Sodium 21 mg 0%
Zinc 3.3 mg 22%
Copper 0.82 mg 41%
Manganese 2.26 mg 112%
Selenium 0 mcg 0%
 

Fats

%DV
Total Fat 5.8 mg 8%
Saturated Fat 0.59 mg 2%
Monounsaturated Fat 1.535 mg ~
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.347 mg ~

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