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Quinoa was of great nutritional importance in pre-Columbian Andean civilizations, being secondary only to the potato, and was followed in importance by maize. In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%18%). Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source among plant foods. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest. Because of all these characteristics, quinoa is being considered a possible crop in NASA's Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long-duration manned spaceflights.

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6/7/10 8:31 P

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Whey Protein powder! Another is GREEK YOGURT!

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6/7/10 3:55 P

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I eat very little red meat, more because I don't like it than for other reasons. I eat turkey, salmon, and chicken. For breakfast I make my oatmeal with soy or almond milk - adds to the calories but I prefer to front load my day and it gives me a decent amount of protein to start the day. I regularly eat peanut or almond butter, I just limit the quantity to keep the calories down. One of my favorite snacks is to spread it on an apple. You don't need much and it'll keep you full for a while. I do the same thing with nuts. You don't necessarily need a handful of almonds, so I usually eat about a dozen and it'll hold me for hours.


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6/7/10 2:29 P

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Anyone have any suggestions for some high protein but not high calorie foods? I am low in my diet on protein and know that is important.

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