Trent Gordon is an alternative medicine enthusiast and has studied how we can heal ourselves in the foods that we eat. He created this recipe book based on the wonderful benefits that Quinoa brought to his everyday life and that of his family. Quinoa was a great immune booster for Trent, because of the manganese that is found in quinoa, it can act as an immune system booster. This has to do with the higher levels of antioxidants that are associated with manganese. These antioxidants guard your cells and destroy cancer-causing free radicals. What's more Trent knows that it's great for your bones. Quinoa is a fantastic source of calcium. Just one cup of cooked quinoa provides as much as 30 mg of calcium to help strengthen your bones. Calcium will work to maintain your bones and teeth, regulate the heart, and improve nerve and muscle functions. Trent discovered that it was also great for your brain. "It has plenty of iron, which will help to deliver oxygen to your brain". What does this mean? More energy and a better functioning brain. Quinoa also has vitamin B, which will keep you alert, stabilize mood, and maintain brain volume. What Trent loved was that it keeps you skinny. Quinoa is a low cholesterol source of complex-carbohydrates. It's also full of fiber to keep you full longer, meaning you'll eat less. It's great for dieters because it's low in calories and fat, while remaining high in vitamins, minerals, and protein.