Amaranth-The Ancient Grain

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Amaranth is a gluten-free pseudocereal cultivated in ancient Mexico, Guatemala, and Peru. It is a nutritious food that acts as an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Amaranth supplements are available at the Organic Food Store in Hyderabad.


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Contents Introduction Nutritional Value of Amaranth Health Benefits of Amaranth Amaranth as a source of antioxidants Amaranth as an  anti-inflammatory agent Amaranth for cholesterol control Other health benefits Conclusion


Introduction Scientific Name: Amaranthus Kingdom: Plantae Family: Amaranthaceae C lassified as a pseudo-cereal T raditional food plant in Africa Staple food in the Inca, Maya and Aztec civilizations

Nutritional Value of Amaranth:

Nutritional Value of Amaranth Fig. 1 Nutritional Value of Amaranth (250g)

Health Benefits of Amaranth:

Health Benefits of Amaranth The best Health and wellness Supplement   in demand these days In India, it is used for fasting meals preparation. A cts as an antioxidant. Acts as an anti-inflammatory Agent. Controls Cholesterol.

1.Amaranth as a source of antioxidants:

1.Amaranth as a source of antioxidants High in phenolic acids ( such as gallic acid,p-hydroxybenzoic acid and vanillic acid). Protects from heart & cancerous diseases. prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals. Thus , Amaranth is acts as Antioxidants .

2. Amaranth as an  Anti-Inflammatory Agent:

2. Amaranth as an  Anti-Inflammatory Agent protects against injury and infection. Protects from chronic inflammation which may cause disease like cancer and autoimmune disorders. Prevents diabetes.

3. Cholesterol Control:

3. Cholesterol Control Research Study of Russian scientists revealed that : patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD ) benefit from Amaranth. cholesterol-lowering properties help in preventing arteries to narrow. Thus , it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases like heart attack & heart failure.

4. Other health benefits:

4. Other health benefits Brain Functioning Improves Eyesight Reduces hair loss and greying Acts as an appetite suppressant  Strengthens bones Aids weight loss Enhances DNA synthesis


Conclusion Stay Healthy by Taking amaranth supplements found at   Nutritional Food Supplements Store . Adding cooked amaranth to boost the fibre & protein content. Replacing semolina , rice or wheat flour with Amaranth. Mixing it into soups, gravies & smoothies . Making it into a breakfast cereal by stirring in fruit, nuts, dried fruits or cinnamon.