Amaranth is one of the 70 healthy ingredients in Shakeology. So, what make it so healthy?
Amaranth a great source of vitamins and amino acids, but it’s also high in protein, fiber and helps to boost your immune system. It’s one of those “supergrains” that is extremely high in protein. According to Wikipedia, amaranth seeds are similar to quinoa in that they contain lysine, the amino acid lacking in most other grains that is responsible for adding protein.
Another thing to note is that it contains three times more fiber (and five times more iron) than wheat! It also has more protein than milk. Other benefits include high levels of vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium, and phosphorous.
This is a very versatile grain that can be used in a variety of different dishes. It is regularly made into flour and used to create breads, pastas or other baked goods (found primarily in health food stores like Whole Foods, Co-ops, etc). Amaranth does not contain gluten! This makes it a nice option for people with celiac disease or gluten allergies.
Now, if you are looking to get this supergrain by itself, you’ll have to visit a health food store. Mostly you’ll find it in the form of hot and cold cereals, ready-made bread and mixes for baked goods like cakes and muffins. It has a nutty, “earthy” flavor that complements cold and hot foods nicely.
Another way to benefit from Amaranth, of course, is through Shakeology. This supergrain teams up with many other superfoods to give you an abundance of benefits! It’s one of those grains that has been cultivated for over 8,000 years and was a staple food of the Aztecs. If they only had blenders back then!
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