Amaranth is an ancient grain of the Aztecs has been rediscovered by Westerners, although you’ll probably need to visit a health-food store or check an on-line source to find it. Amaranth has a distinctive sweet but peppery taste — one that many people prefer combined with other grains, for a more mellow flavor.
Technically, Amaranth is not a grain; it’s the fruit of a plant. And that’s the reason Amaranth contains a more complete protein, more than other traditional grains. Amaranth is gluten FREE.
Meeting your daily protein needs with complex carbohydrates, rather than animal protein, is both healthier for you and a boon to your weight-loss efforts. That’s because animal protein is nothing but fat and cholesterol — two dietary components that you want to take out of your vocabulary and diet.
Protein foods also help to slow down the absorption of glucose into the bloodstream. This in turn reduces hunger by reducing insulin levels and making it easier for the body to burn fat.
I mix amaranth with millet and qunioa. All three are fruit seeds, loaded with protein, calcium, antioxidants and tons of vitamins and enzymes plus fiber. It is no wonder the Incas and the Aztecs called these amazing seeds “Gift from the Gods.”
There is NO gluten in amaranth, millet and qunioa……
It just takes fifteen minutes to create a miracle food, 1 cup of the seeds to 2 cups of water. Simmer for fifteen minutes and eat plain with an avocado on top and some fresh squeezed lemon or add fruit to it for an amazing breakfast, lunch or dinner, I add blueberries. I also add vegetables too. You don’t have to get fancy, just keep it simple. You can also add lentils to the mix as they take fifteen minutes to simmer as well……..
Who said veganism was so difficult?
Amaranth is also much richer in iron, magnesium, and calcium than most grains, so it can help keep anemia and osteoporosis at bay. It excels as a source of fiber, mostly insoluble, which is of help in reducing the risk of a variety of diseases, including heart disease, certain cancers and digestive-tract conditions.
Amaranth would certainly be Superman’s choice for fuel. Buy it organic and in the bulk section of your favorite health food store. Like all grains and beans, amaranth is inexpensive, easy to store and convenient….