Quinoa is a great superfood because it is not only a grain, but also a complete protein which means it contains all of the essential amino acids! It also contains a great amount of fiber which is an overall benefit. Quinoa also contains many vitamins and nutrients that are important for overall health, especially the athlete who is in constant need of more vitamins and nutrients. The fact that it is a carbohydrate and a complete protein allows it to be very beneficial and important to consume in the diet. This picture shows 1 cup of cooked quinoa/brown rice with roasted red pepper seasoning. Not only is it delicious, but it is also extremely beneficial for your body and overall health.