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Amaranth health Benefits

Amaranth is considered a weed by much of the world, but has been grown as a grain and vegetable for thousands of years. The anti-inflammatory properties in the peptides and oils of amaranth can ease pain and reduce inflammation.

 

This is especially important for chronic conditions where inflammation erodes at health, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. Amaranth is a very rich source of protein and this protein is also very bio available.

 

The protein in amaranth is more digestible than other grains and has been compared to the digestibility of milk protein.

 

Amaranth is also a good source of many essential vitamins including A, C, E, K, B5, B6, folate, niacin, and riboflavin, these act as antioxidants, raise energy, control hormones, and much more.

 

Dietary fiber and essential amino acids, including lysine which has clinically shown potential for cancer treatment, are prominent in amaranth. It also contains relatively low cholesterol levels.

 

The oils in amaranth have been shown to help prevent and treat those with hypertension and cardiovascular disease.

 

Regular consumption of amaranth can reduce cholesterol levels and lower blood pressure. Amaranth has also been said to help boost the immune system.

 

The protein contained in amaranth is also unusually complete when compared to other plant sources, containing a complete set of amino acids.

 

Therefore, different sources to obtain the daily recommended dose of protein are not needed.Amaranth is an excellent source of lysine, an important amino acid (protein).

 

Grains are notorious for low lysine content, which decreases the quality of their proteins. The high lysine content in amaranth sets it apart from other grains.

 

Amaranth contains more magnesium than other gluten-free grains. 1 cup of raw amaranth contains 519 milligrams of magnesium, followed by buckwheat with 393 milligrams and sorghum with 365 milligrams.

 

In comparison, an equal amount of white rice contains 46 milligrams of magnesium.

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