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:

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:

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.